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Vol. LXXXIII 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 6, 1912 



No. 1 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
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Thursday morning. 



Cupid and cupidity are about one and the same thing 

when it comes to a smart set romance. 

What, we ask, is the difference between a Napoleon of 

journalism and the modest, shrinking violet ? 

That Joslen case somehow reminds one powerfully of 

the garbage crematory on a hot, windless day. 

"Success," a magazine of New York, has failed. Who 

was it that said "nothing succeeds like success?" 

Who, do you suppose, is the most popular citizen with 

the Presidio folk next to Dr. David Starr Jordan! 

Infant 1912 got here to the accompaniment of a noise 

that sounded like the advance guard of Prosperity's legions. 

Dr. Sun Yat Sen is the first president of the Chinese re- 
public. It is sadly to be feared that his sun will yet set — and 
soon. 

For a badly whipped country, Russia displays both en- 
ergy and greed in the great game of grab now going on in 
China. 

"Mejliss" is Persian for parliament or congress. Any- 
body is welcome to guess how they'll call the same thing in 
liberated China. 

It was a somewhat moist New Year's eve outside, and, 

for the inner San Franciscan, it may be put down on the records 
as the dampest ever. 

By the bits of confetti still lurking in his pockets you 

may know the chap who was a "live one" when 1911 was get- 
ting ready to become 1912. 

Christian Science drew from the tree an executive order 

giving it the privileges of the Canal Zone. Did somebody say 
that Taft was a poor politician ? 

No more of the insidious "green stuff" for the morning 

after. Oh, very well, barman; let's have the same as you pass 
out to the policeman when he calls. 

Editor Hearst is at his finest and ripest when he comes 

back to the old homestead and hands himself a few banquets, 
all glowingly reported in his herd of newspapers. 

Thirty thousand quarts of champagne for San Fran- 
cisco's New Year's toasts. Maybe some statistical genius can 
figure out how many headache powders that equals. 



Those "shooting show girls" are free to try it again 

whenever they can get another rich "old cove" to write them 
letters and call at their humble and virtuous apartments. 

San Jose is searching for a name for a new boulevard 

which is to connect the two routes linking the Garden City to 
the metropolis. How would "The Prune Path" do? 

The news that Grandma Lillian Russell is to make an- 
other trip to the altar — her fourth — doubles up in spasms of 
joy that other hardy old matrimonial campaigner, Nat Good- 
win. 

It snowed in Fresno, but editor Rowell — called by editor 

Francis, of Stockton, "Ho Lee Chet" — has not yet proved it to 
be part of another plot to discredit Emperor Hiram's beneficent 
reign. 

The McNamara Defense League has gone out of busi- 
ness, but enters the Tveitmoe, et al., organization for the same 
purpose. Prepare, unionists, to stand another series of assess- 
ments. 

Admiral Dewey has lived a little more than seventy- 
four years, out of which he was for a few minutes the idol of 
the nation. Now almost everything that was named for him has 
been re-named. 

The little Alameda girl who came home with a thrilling 

tale of how she had been kidnaped has probably been giving 
to the ten cent magazines time that would have been better 
spent on her school bcoks. 

Mme. Maurice Maeterlinck, she of the leopard skins and 

the flaming jewels, opines that woman should love whom she 
chooses — hundreds of whoms, if it comes that way. What's 
marriage among souls attuned? 

Statesman Roseberry of Santa Barbara wails that he was 

made the "fall guy" of the reapportionment infamy — a bit of 
legislation that is stoutly defended by all the Johnsoneers. Rose- 
berry's speech has the real reform twang. "Fall guy!" 

Britain's king and queen are going on a European pil- 
grimage early this year that will take in several Continental 
capitals. They might make personal investigation of the Ger- 
man war spook stories that are used to make little Englanders 
be good. 

This appears to be the foolish season for the writing sci- 
entist who now discovers and learnedly reports that the horned 
toad of the Southwest sheds tears of blood. Will anybody tell 
us now why Editor Dunk McPherson of Santa Cruz is like a 
horned toad? 

Swindler George Graham Rice — he who lately wrote 

"My Adventures with Your Money" — is denied bail in his latest 
difficulty in New York. It might pay Rice to go to prison again 
for a short "stretch," and then, upon emerging, to Donald Low- 
rie the public afresh. 



16. 



It is a sorry time for decency when 
The Original a hearing can be gained among citi- 

Muck-Raker. zens who profess civic goodness for 

the rank anarchism of Lincoln Stef- 
fens and the newspapers that let him wave the red flag in their 
columns. Strangely enough — or is it, indeed, at all strange? — ■ 
some of these newspapers are the loudest shouters for "reform" 
in government, the avowed and accepted organs of national La 
Folletteism and local Johnsonism. 

Steffens is a Californian — and thereby no credit comes to the 
State. He is the original American muck-raker, or claims to 
have been first in that field. Now he is sorry for it. He has 
come quickly and, it seems, naturally, to a pinnacle of altruistic 
philosophy from which he shouts, in effect, "Crucify Capital!" 
For the verbal disguising of hellish deeds like the Los Angeles 
dynamiting horror he produces the phrase "direct action." The 
McNamaras, wearing stripes for their confessed crimes, are 
martyrs to conscience and principle, the way Steffens sees and 
the Steffens newspapers print them. 

On December 27th the local Steffens- Johnson sheet broad- 
sided a vindication of Steffens by Steffens. He showed how 
Burns had given up the hunt for the other and bigger dyna- 
mitards of union labor, and how District Attorney Fredericks 
of Los Angeles was carrying out his part of the "compromise 
with murder," which, as Steffens says, "ought to be made a 
national bargain." For the alleged deal out of which came the 
confession of the McNamaras — a confession that contained only 
pleas of personal guilt, and those utterly hypocritical, Steffens 
still claims the credit. He cites the statements he wrote and 
helped to write for the dynamiters, glorifying them as heroes 
sacrificing themselves on the altar of capitalistic greed for the 
holy cause of organized labor. "Now my original proposition," 
says Steffens, "was that Los Angeles begin its move toward a 
better understanding of Labor by putting a stop not only to the 
McNamara case and all other prosecutions, but to all pursuit 
of individuals indicted or wanted in all these labor cases — so 
far as Los Angeles was concerned. 

On December 30th, three days later, came the answer from 
the Federal Grand Jury at Los Angeles, showing how much of 
a "national bargain" had been effected — the indictment of 
Tveitmoe, Johansen and Munsey. 

Swiftly, too, came the reply of the District Attorney in the 
shape or plain statement to the effect that it was up to labor to 
purge itself, that its leadeis might best serve their cause by 
unsealing the lips of the McNamaras. 

And now the Steffens newspapers are yelling at the Los An- 
geles District Attorney in impotent rage. He is a conspirator. 
He is in league with wicked Willie Hearst to destroy union 
labor and to capture the Governorship for himself. All those 
who stand for the hunting out and punishing of the bigger dyna- 
miters — the "higher ups" of perverted unionism — are in the 
damnable plot. Before long it will be charged and thundered 
that the activities of the government with respect to the "direct 
action" men of organized industrialism are due to an infamous 
deal between Wall street and the White House. 

But the government means business. 
It gathers in Tveitmoe, Johansen, 
Munsey and Clancy. It takes Mc- 
Manigal East to testify against that 
group of dynamiters who financed and directed the blowing up 
of the Times and many another structure. It seizes the books 
of the local labor and semi-labor bodies with which Tveitmoe 
was connected. It is moving straight toward the heart of the 



The United States 
Government's Part. 



hideous murder plot that harmed real and legitimate labor 
unionism far more than it did the employers against whom it 
was directed. And the government will not be checked — not 
unless or until a President favorable to the Steffens idea of a 
"national bargain" with murderers is put into the White House. 
See the Steffens newspapers for particulars about that kind of 
a Presidential aspirant. 

Hereabout the men in control of organized labor are doing 
with regard to the Federal indictments just what they did about 
the McNamaras iti the beginning, and the Steffens newspapers 
are assisting them. These leaders and newspapers denounce the 
prosecution of Tveitmoe, et al., as an outrage. More funds are 
to be raised or the huge sum left over from the McNamara fiasco 
is to be employed to get the newly accused men free. They, too, 
are martyrs. Darrow, Harriman and all the rest of the Mc- 
Namara defense army are back on the job with a fresh set of 
clients. Probably there are other Bert Franklins to take care 
of the juries yet to be drawn. 

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Perhaps the sanest and soundest ut- 

Time for a Change. terance on the new phase of the 

dynamite matter comes from Oscar 

Lawler, the government's special prosecutor in charge of the 

cases at Los Angeles, thus : 

"Notwithstanding emphatic protestations on the part of cer- 
tain so-called labor leaders of opposition to the dynamiting 
practices indulged in by the McNamaras, not one of them has 
lifted a hand to aid the officers of the law in their efforts to 
discover the truth. On the contrary, there has been exhibited a 
decided disposition to impede such efforts. The name of organ- 
ized labor has been prostituted by a band of criminals, and it 
seems to those conducting the investigation that until labor lead- 
ers who assert that they were deceived by the McNamaras pub- 
licly demand from the latter and all others a full and complete 
exposition of every detail cf their dastardly operations, who- 
ever may be implicated thereby, and thus demonstrate a genu- 
ine respect for the laws which have been so ruthlessly violated, 
doubts as to the good faith of such assertions are amply jus- 
tified." 

Labor's rank and file v/ill do well if it heed and make its 
leaders heed this warning, for warning it is. 

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Sane Marriage and 
Sane Divorce. 



Sane marriage and equally sane 
divorce have long been conspicuous 
in the News Letter's sociological 
platform, but this journal has no 
patience with such females of genius as the wife of Maurice 
Maeterlinck or the spouse of that near-genius, Upton Sinclair. 
They may be fairly regarded as women of the type to which 
marriage is merely a sort of license — a device for securing im- 
munity from the police and the public. 

Recently Mme. Maeterlinck, arriving in this land of the free, 
issued a proclamation on behalf of free love. A woman, she 
held, should be free to love the man she loves, even if that ne- 
cessitates personal experiment with hundreds of the less deadly 
of the species. Herself, she is contented with the single com- 
panionship of the eminent litterateur whose name she presently 
bears and with her own ta'ent illumines. If she were not, she 
would quit him without compunction. 

Mrs. Upton Sinclair— a callous court declines to make her 
free of the name and the tie— is enjoying the society of her 
Kansas affinity, described by her indignant father as "that pie- 
faced poet." She finds him so indispensable that for his sake 



January 6. 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



Ruef's Appeal 
For Pardon. 



she gives up the child of her body, a boy-tot of five, and endures 
—or enjoys — the scorn of the world. 

"I don't give a damn about marriage, divorce, reports of courts 
or the findings of referees," is the way Mrs. Sinclair puts it — 
says a plain and undisguised "damn," just like that. She must 
have her Harry Kemp at the price of all the conventions, and 
even of mother love. She has him, and from all accounts no- 
body will try to take him away from her. 

These ladies, both confessing genius themselves, the one 
mated and the other mismated to genius, will doubtless furnish 
yards and reams of argument to the no-divorcers and those who 
would bar the one divorced for the one cause from re-marriage. 
Yet they are altogether a-typical ; they really represent no body 
of opinion. Marriage would be about as suitable for them as for 
cats. 

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No sincere or sound sentiment ap- 
pears to support the effort to get 
such clemency for Abraham Ruef 
as will make his prison term almost 
nominal — none, that is, except the sentiment of Ruef himself 
and his relatives. Nobody can blame him or them for what 
they are doing. Any of us would do precisely the same thing. 
But with the public and apparently organized movement to that 
end it is different. Here there appears to be either an ulterior 
purpose or else a maudlin sentimentality that would open every 
jail door in the State and set every prisoner free. 

No just reason has been or can be advanced for dealing with 
Ruef on any different basis than with any other man in stripes. 
It is pleaded that, being a man of education and refinement, 
and accustomed to luxury of living, he has suffered more in 
months than the ordinary convict would in years — that thus he 
has been punished enough already. That is poor argument, 
and it ought to be repugnant to all men who have not had the 
advantages of education and have not led lives of physical 
ease. 

In truth, the State prisons of California are full of men who 
can set up better cases for pardon or parole than Ruef. San 
Quentin and Folsom contain many men whose crimes were not 
affairs of deliberated intent. Some of these never had a quar- 
ter of a chance to live useful lives. Some broke the law when 
blinded with passion or with drink, or when they were cold and 
hungry and shelterless. Some were merely weaklings with de- 
fective intelligence and morality, and others were poverty 
cursed and crime cursed from birth. It would be a queer kind 
of justice to let Ruef go and make them serve out their terms. 

Another thing: if the law means anything, it means equality 
of construction and operation. If sentences are to be shortened 
simply because somebody concerned raises a hullabaloo in 
print, then why put terms to sentences at all? 

Let the law run for Ruef as for every other man in his plight. 
If his conduct be good, and if he complies with all the rules, 
then he is entitled to ask for the parole privilege when the pre- 
scribed portion of his sentence has been served. At that time, 
any one who tries to keep him in jail by an appeal to public 
sentiment will probably meet with about as much encourage- 
ment as is now being extended to the movement to liberate him. 



Juggling the 
Cherry Creek Df*l 



Despite the vigorous protests filed 
against the city's purchase of Wil- 
liam Ham Hall's Cherry Creek 
lands in Tuolumne County as an ad- 
junct water supply for San Francisco, Auditor Boyle has cer- 
tified the warrant and the job has gone through. This unsavory 
rush to mulct the city of $652,000 and saddle it with quiet title 
law suits, has bristled with rank official delinquencies since its 
inception. Time after time, ingenious attempts have been made 



to trim off the ear-marks of deception, but without avail. Those 
intrepid and public spirited citizens opposing the deal strove 
steadfastly and conscientiously to thwart the Michiavellian 
maneuvres of those attacking the treasury. Auditor Boyle's 
extraordinary right-about-face in the matter at the most critical 
moment came as a complete surprise. Before the recent muni 
cipal election he emphatically declared on the platform that H ■ 
would never approve the purchase of the land while a cloud 
remained on the title. Like a flash out of a clear sky, last 
week, came the announcement that he had decided to give his 
official approval to the purchase. Like all such flank sorties on 
the city treasury, the action is clouded with unusual haste and 
mystery. According to Auditor Boyle, the first intimation 
given him that anything new in the matter was afoot was a 
hurried summons to attend a conference in the private office of 
City Attorney Long. The latter official, two of his assistants 
and Treasurer McDougald were present. Up to this meeting, 
Boyle had received no new information regarding the clouded 
title of the Cherry Creek property, and he pointedly told Long 
that all the advice he had on file from the latter was to the 
effect that the title was clouded; like information had been 
furnished the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors by the City 
Attorney. Before leaving the conference the Auditor delivered 
his ultimatum: the City Attorney must declare over his own 
signature that title to the Cherry Creek lands was valid; that 
he must be given satisfactory answers to twelve categorical 
questions regarding these lands, which he submitted; he an- 
nounced that he would act on his own best judgment as Auditor, 
and ended by calling attention specifically to the water claims 
of the National Park Electric Company on the Cherry Creek 
property. A few days later he flopped; nothing of a funda- 
mental character in the conditions had changed since he made 
his ringing pre-election declaration that he "would never ap- 
prove" the purchase while a cloud remained on the title. What 
high sign of expediency he read in the heavens no man knows. 
Aside from this "more than clouded title" which hangs over 
the deal, even the most liberal-minded advocates of the measure 
admit that $652,000 was a "stiff price" to pay for the round 
900 acres of mountain land, "but the purchase had to be made." 
Through all its soiled and devious course this Cherry Creek 
deal has bespotted everything it touched, and its end is not 
yet, for like Banquo's ghost, it is bound to rise again. The 
haste with which it was suddenly put through smacks of anx- 
iety to get it off the landscape before the new administration 
had an opportunity to inquire into its merits. 

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It is pleasing to see that action is 
Free Legal Clinic. being taken on the suggestion made 

by the News Letter a few weeks ago 
that free legal advice be furnished to defendants as well as to 
the prosecution in criminal cases. That the people should be 
taxed to be prosecuted when they are charged with law-break- 
ing, and not to be defended, has always seemed to this paper 
to be a sort of one-sided arrangement. Now that a free legal 
"clinic" has been undertaken by prominent citizens, it is likely 
that the poor and ignorant will be given the same opportunities 
to protect their rights as the more fortunate. The idea might 
well be carried farther, into the civil courts, by enabling liti- 
gants who are unable to pay for a lawyer to receive free legal 
advice upon taking the pauper's oath. "Government ownership 
of lawyers." as the News Letter expressed it in the first place, 
is something to be taken seriously. We have government 
ownership of physicians and surgeons in the United States Pub- 
lic Health and Marine Hospital Service, and the local boards 
of health and emergency hospital services. Why not corre- 
sponding public lawyers, to care for the poor as well as for the 
rich and the State? 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



There seems to be a general im- 
Labor Union provement in the tone of the labor 

Assessments. unions all over the State of Califor- 

nia. It remains to be seen whether 
this is hypocritical or whether it is a truthful reflection of 
what is going on within the unions. It is unbelievable that the 
rank and file of the unions believe in murder and violence. Ex- 
pressions by individual members of the unions are reaching the 
press going against the policy of violence. A powerful move 
is on foot to thoroughly investigate the collection, accounting 
and disbursements of funds for the McNamara defense. The 
statement is being eagerly made by the officials of the Ameri- 
can Federation of Labor that but $190,000 was collected for 
that purpose by the Federation, or by the locals in various parts 
of the United States. This statement is taken as a joke by 
most of the union men, who know how things stand. More than 
that amount, much more than $190,000, was collected in Cali- 
fornia alone. 

Let us take the men in the Carpenters' Unions, for instance. 
The total amount each carpenter in good standing in California 
paid out for the McNamara defense is $17.50. Taking that as 
a basis, take out your pencil, and assessing a like amount on all 
members of labor unions in California — there are 41,000 in the 
unions— how much does that make? 

It is surprising, isn't it? Now, the secretary of the American 
Federation of Labor acknowledges having received $210,000, 
as a total, for the McNamara defense. Given the above figures, 
is it any wonder that the terrorized members of the labor trust 
are kicking? It was not a small graft. The general public is 
just as much interested as the insurgents in the labor trust ranks 
in knowing the exact disposition of the colossal sums wheedled 
out of labor union men and women in the name of loyalty and 
humanity. By the way, many a carpenter could have used 
$17.50 to advantage this Christmas. Think of the turkey, the 
shoes for the kids and the shawl for mamma, the gloves for the 
daughter, and the good time at the theatre! 

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Nothing in connection with the 
San Francisco's Critics, preparations for holding the Pan- 
ama-Pacific Exposition in this city 
has been the subject of as much favorable and unfavorable 
comment by Eastern and foreign journalists and magazine 
writers as the purpose of San Francisco to establish a pictur- 
esque civic center, including a City Hall of great architectural 
beauty and extensive, commodious appointments, together with 
a public library, an art gallery and a municipal auditorium, and 
other structures of surpassing beauty conformable with the 
general scheme for beautifying the city. The criticism of the 
scheme comes from those who seem to think that San Francisco 
is setting a pace in municipal extravagance that will, or may, 
cultivate a similar sentiment in other cities, and cause them 
to incur indebtedness through a spirit of rivalry. 

It is comforting to feel that San Francisco's critics are free 
to admit that in the near future the metropolis of the Golden 
West will be the most beautiful and picturesque city in Amer- 
ica, and if San Francisco's energy and liberality set a pace in 
municipal establishment and in architectural design for public 
edifices, and other cities wish to keep step and become attrac- 
tive and create a wholesome admiration for the esthetic in pub- 
lic improvements, well and good, but they will have to walk 
fast to keep up with the procession. But our critics make a 
lamentable mistake when they assert that the construction of 
a civic center of great and imposing edifices by San Francisco 
is merely for the sake of making a show and advertising the 
city. The purpose of the Civic Center is to supply a public de- 
mand for a substantial monument to the culture and esthetic 



taste of not only San Franciscans, but of the thousands of 
guests and tourists who go out of their way to spend a season 
in solid enjoyment in the balmy atmosphere of the Golden Gate 
climate, wherein everything is found that is cultivated to de- 
light the heart of man. It is for these reasons that California 
and San Francisco are extravagant enough to lay down $17,- 
500,000 for the comfort and pleasurable entertainment of visi- 
tors from all lands who will be headed this way in 1915. Not 
only will the civic center be an object of great attraction, and 
educational as well, but the site and grounds of the Exposition 
proper will be a marvel of interest and tradition will never let 
the picture be effaced or forgotten. 

W 

The boycott and picket of the Ellis 
A Disgrace and a street restaurant known as Child's is 

Shame to the City. a shame and a disgrace to the fair 

name of the city, and is having a 
very bad effect on people who are desirous of investing money 
in business ventures. Two bawlers hired by the labor trust, and 
one bawler hired by the owner of the restaurant, are har- 
ranguing and intimidating the passers-by. The general public 
is annoyed by the occasional obscenity of the trust pickets, and 
the merchants owning business within a hundred feet on either 
side of the place affected are losing trade. But that is not the 
worst of the matter. It is too bad, but it seems that a big res- 
taurant venture has been driven from San Francisco to Los 
Angeles. Chicago parties, said to be the Thompsons, had an 
option and proposed to open the biggest low priced restaurant 
in the West in San Francisco. An advance taste of what they 
might expect, did they choose to run their own business, was 
given them by a view of the barbaric picketing and vulgarity 
on Ellis street. They immediately pulled down their money 
and left for the Angel City, where there is an ordinance which 
makes it possible for free workingmen to earn a living and for 
business men to run their business without the interference of 
the disciples of the McNamaras. 



The laws of Moses provide especially for personal 

cleanliness, and acknowledge the healthful properties of linen 
and the unsanitary properties of wool. Wool, because it ab- 
sorbs slowly and holds what it absorbs, becomes clogged with 
the excretions of the skin, and in this condition is inviting to 
disease germs and can never be cleansed by boiling water. 
Repeated washing of wool shrinks and "felts" it, destroying its 
porosity, which is its only virtue as an underwear fabric. 
Linen may be absolutely disinfected by simply using boiling 
water, and remains open and porous. Deimel linen mesh is the 
ideal underwear, and it may be found at 176 Sutter street, 
San Francisco. 





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Judge Graham, known as the Great Reconciler of un- 
happy married couples, has cleverly impounded the goat of 
his jealous rivals: a local real estate dealer brought suit in his 
court to recover $500 as a fee for patching the severed ties of 
a quarreling man and wife. The judge ruled against the fee on 
the theory that the spirit of reconciliation, like the quality of 
mercy, is not strained, but falls from heaven upon the place be- 
neath — and not through a gas meter or nickel-in-the-slot 
machine. There's meat in this decision for any up-to-date 
Solomon, for though the judge has lost a note in real estate 
circles, he has gained two in the reunited family circle, now 
that suffrage is in the saddle. 

Now comes a high-browed and low-geared professor 

from Western Reserve University, and declares with unre- 
strained cerebral action that Shakespeare did not know beans, 
and was a Mutt in moulding characters and chopping meters. 
Alas, poor Bill! Had he pickled his job lot of talents till to- 
day, he might, with a proper pull, have thimble-rigged a job as 
a moving picture operator — unless the censors and cranium 
laden professors had caught him interjecting any of his Iago 
ideas, and then, Gadzooks! 

Hail to a "white hope" at last! Naturally, his name is 

Smith. Last week he went out strolling on a brushy hillside, 
and a cornered 200-pound black bear clawed his two best dogs 
into mincemeat; whereat the enraged Smith slipped on a set 
of brass knuckles, and biff! the bear took the count for a fare- 
you-well. Smith is now the bear's peripatetic mausoleum, and 
his friends proudly announce that he is not dodging Johnson 
and the big end of any purse that may be offered. 

In enrollment, Columbia University heads the list of 

twenty-seven big universities in this country; the University of 
California ranks second, and is rapidly climbing. Heaven be 
praised! California's universities are at least climbing into 
the record class with its squashes, trees, orange crop, motor in- 
dustry, corporation mergers, oil output, harbor improvement, 
the Rolph administration's ideas, and Exposition plans. 

The $50,000 turned into the Exposition fund by R. H. 

Schwerin on behalf of the two big steamship companies under 
his management, fits beautifully into the treasury fund. Every 
little bit added to what we've got makes just a little bit more 
in furnishing the millions that will shortly materialize into the 
greatest and most attractive international show the world has 
ever seen. 

With public sentiment converging around the ruins of 

the old City Hall as *he most eligible site for the New Civic 
Center, there is every likelihood that the hustling Rolph ad- 
ministration wil make the dirt fly so expeditiously that the new 
edifices will rise, Aladdin-like, and make their bow to the world 
in conjunction with the Panama-Facific Exposition. 

The Marquis of Queensbury and the whole Queensbury 

clan are coming to the United States to settle and become good 
American citizens. Is this an effort on the part of the family to 
"come back," or has the noble Marquis cut the color line and 
kicked over all ring rules in seaich of a "white hope" in the 
land that produced Sullivan and Corbett. 

Before leaving the city, Forbes Robertson might do a 

little missionary work as the Stranger in "The Passing of the 
Third Floor Back" by becoming a member of the local Board of 
Health. 



Justice made a dent in the record of Judge Lynch during 

1911 ; the number of summary executions at the hands of the 
mob were reduced to sixty in the land of the free and the home 
of the brave. Of these wretched victims, one was burned at 
the stake, in prime old Pennsylvania, an educated center which 
should be immune from Salem witchcraft fevered actions in 
these enlightened days. Cain's crime leads in the cause of the 
lynchings despite the everlasting preaching of "Peace on earth, 
good will to man." What's wrong? 

San Francisco is now the fifth commercial city of Amer- 
ica, and will probably rank third with the completion of the 
Panama Canal. Every city and town bordering the bay is 
throbbing with this stimulating impulse, and the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition will see the port of San Francisco take its 
acknowledged place among the greatest commercial harbors of 
the world. 

The extraordinary, jubilant local celebration in welcom- 
ing the New Year this week was intended to be much more than 
a perfervid expression of the occasion, for every native born 
among the rooters felt in his bones that 1912 ushers in a period 
of four years destined to be the most prosperous and most 
glorious in the eventful history of San Francisco. 

A Philadelphia policeman, after 41 years of service, for 

which he received less than $1,000 annually, has just retired on 
a fortune of $250,000, "made in real estate," as he explains. 
That explanation may pass in somniferous Philadelphia, but it 
will tickle the ribs of Colonel Mazuma of the Golden State. 

For Sale : A throne in China, slightly worn by the cen- 
turies, and recently badly speckled by revolutionary bullets. 
Apply to the Manchu Dynasty, in transit. Far superior in an- 
tiquity, tradition and pristine embellishments to the throne 
recently offered for sale by King Manuel of Portugal. 

Lillian Russell announces her happy engagement to 

No. 4, and Nat Gooawin has just been caught ogling the window 
of the prospective beautiful No. 5 — and thus hustling Cupid 
shifts the matrimonial scenes in Stageland, and the Alimony 
Club revises its plucky and dopey list of membership. 

Whew! Here's a blooming foreigner who has just 

landed, and he out-Roosevelts Roosevelt at his own game: he 
is a Peace Apostle, ard he started a jolly row by an inoppor- 
tune remark on what proved to be tommyrot, and there's the 
deuce to pay. Eh? What! 

That women will always command the last word in an 

argument and the first sentence in a court of appeal, was illus- 
trated this week by the Los Angeles woman who ended a four 
hours' colloquy by marching her husband to jail. 

Ex-Boss Richard Croker of New York has just been sued 

for $100,000 for alienating a wife's affections. Apparently 
there are a few things that a boss politcian is not acquainted 
with in 'he alienating line. 

Several experts of Paris have just pronounced Califor- 
nia vintages superior to French wines. Californians have been 
aware of the superiority for many years past. 

The tide of winter travel is sweeping this way. An- 
other "nobleman" nas just escaped from a Los Angeles hotel, 
leaving debts and checks behind him. 

Tveitmoe, Jchansen. Munsey and Clancy indicted in a 

bunch. Next! 





So the bluff has been called. During all these years San 
Jrancisco has managed to her great advantage to pass for a 
wicked city, and now along comes the church census with the 
finding that at least three-fourths of us are notoriously good. As 
for the rest — well, let us hope that the rest are as gracefully 
sinful as possible. It were not well to expect too much of them, 
however, for it may be shown, perhaps, that they also are on the 
road to conversion and saintliness. It seems unfortunate that 
this morality census should have been taken before the great 
Fair, that it should even have been taken before New Year's. 
Indeed, it was not a wise thing for our religious heads to spring 
at all. The three-fourths of us who have been found good, and 
who fancied we were wicked may now become wicked in real 
earnest, may make a splurge of it, a real hot time endeavor. 
And it were not well to pile such troubles on the Rolph ad- 
ministration. As it is, we contemplate a large falling off in our 
tourist body. Good people from the East and Middle West who 
came here intentionally to be wicked, will now go to Oakland 
or somewhere else. As for Europe, what, except our fair daugh- 
ters, have we now to offer its counts and princes ? So much will 
the reputation of our fair city suffer abroad and at home ! But, 
after all, it may really be for the best. Pointing out to us a 
larger liberty to enjoy ourselves, the census may have served 
a greater purpose than intended. There is at least some satis- 
faction in knowing that if three-fourths of us are good, we are so 
naturally and without effort, for the soul of San Francisco loves 
neither forms nor restrictions, and is what it is because it is so. 
For that reason, while, in spite of the recent census, we are 
never likely to be conventionally good; neither is it possible for 
us to be vulgarly bad. To be a San Franciscan in San Fran- 
cisco is good enough. It was Rev. E. R. Dille who gave out the 
church census for publication. He also spoke enthusiastically 
of it to Treasurer John E. McDougald, who entertained his 
whole office force at a down-town restaurant the other day. 

"Yes, we have found out that San Francisco is a very moral 
town, and that most of its citizens are church-goers," concluded 
the reverend gentleman. 

"Is that so ?" responded McDougald. "I have often wondered 
why naughty shows were so well patronized here." 
3' 5 5 

A movement is on foot to make Luther Burbank, the plant 
wizard of California, the next Secretary of Agriculture. The 
boom was begun by the "Telegram" of Worcester, Mass., where 
Burbank was born, and has rapidly spread to other newspapers, 
though our California press has been rather silent in the matter. 
We wonder why. If it were well to spare Burbank for such a 
task, and he could be prevailed upon to accept it, he should 
make an ideal Secretary of Agriculture. It is just possible he 
might singly accomplish more for America in a term or two than 
our different political-warped administrations have done against 
it, which would be a great deal. He might do something toward 
saving the country for its people, and keeping the people in the 
country. And he might be able to bring his genius successfully 
to the reclamation and settlement of some of our bad lands, 
which may not be so bad as we have lent ourselves to imagining. 
At least he would inspire generally a new interest in agricul- 
ture as a science, and develop it from its present makeshift 
forms. The people of America pay less attention to America 
proper than to any other interest. They use it for footground 
to rush cityward, and that is about all. The true wealth of this 
country is its land, and that land should be made the most of. 
So far our agriculturist has scarcely become acquainted with it. 



Yet as time goes on, the country depends more and more upon 
him. As an instructor to the farmer and savior of his country's 
country generally, Luther Burbank is well worth trying, 
b" S S 

The civic centre problem has been solved. That the Looker- 
on is the first to announce it is purely through accident and good 
fortune. The Public Buildings Committee of the new Board of 
Supervisors may have had it in hand, but certainly they did not 
settle it. That was left to a lady, a very well known and beau- 
tiful young lady, and the inspiration of New Year's Eve in San 
Francisco. Edward Bennet, architect, was the man, for, of 
course, there always is a man where a beautiful young lady is 
concerned. It was such a perplexing problem, and Bennet had 
worked on it so hard. He took it to the feast at the big hotel 
with him, where merriment reigned that night of nights, and 
even there he still wrinkled his brow over it. The young lady 
sat at the table opposite him, and Bennet is a handsome fellow. 
Midst the confetti and serpentine she objected to his troubled 
aspect, and, having received an introduction to him, told him so. 
But an hour later, in spite of the dark eyes that sought his, he 
appeared to have gone back to his abstraction. By this time the 
fun was at its height. The young lady could stand it no longer. 

"Mr. Bennet," she questioned, "have you not found that civic 
centre yet?" 

"No," he replied, "and I am afraid that I shall not." 

"Permit me to offer it to you, then," she said, "and make you 
happy." Whereupon she puckered two rose-red lips and held 
them over to him. Was Edward Bennet a man to refuse? 
o" 0" 6" 

To our new brides, perhaps, the New Year was happiest 
of all. Of the love matches of the week was that of Dorothy 
Van Sicklen and Dr. George Lyman, the marriage being cele- 
brated at St. Luke's Church. And never did any bride look 
more lovely or groom more worthy. In the prettiest of pink 
settings the ceremony was performed, and the same color did 
service at the Fairmont afterwards for the gayest of wedding 
parties that hostelry remembers, which is saying something. 
No less than eight groomsmen supported the young doctor, and 
the bride was attended by ten young ladies, each and every one 
of them pretty enough for an elopement. If other weddings do 
not come ot this event, then the Lookeron has lost his gift for 
guessing. We have heard it whispered, indeed, that the lady 
who sat next to him and Mr. Dan But, no — we shall leave 



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the young couple to announce it themselves. It destroys half 
the pleasure of an engagement when robbed of the opportunity 
of springing it on your friends. We turn instead to the bride in 
hand, whose sparkling wit is well known to her circle. A young 
lady friend of hers, fresh from an Eastern Overland, met her 
by chance the night of the wedding supper in the lobby of the 
Fairmont. She had heard about it, of course, but she did not 
know the groom — at least, like Dorothy knew him. Kissing 
the new bride affectionately, she expressed her best wishes, 
and then her regrets. 

"But I always thought you would marry a prince," she con- 
cluded, somewhat reproachfully. 
"So I did," replied the young wife of her husband. 

B 5 ?r 
The day before Christmas a certain pretty blonde society 
lady went shopping. On Market street a chauffeur waited 
for her outside. It was a place where they sell women's wares 
and where she knew the proprietor. The proprietor is a wid- 
ower — quite a widower, indeed. The pretty blonde lady is 
married — but then, a pretty woman cannot help that. Whenever 
she goes to this shop, the gallant gentleman in question always 
escorts her to her waiting limousine. It is also said that he 
has endeavored to serenade her on one or two occasions — but 
what if he did ! He is of quite a poetic turn of mind. On this 
occasion, as all others, he escorted the lady. And if nothing 
had happened on this sunshiny afternoon, he would have 
ushered the lady into the boudoir of her machine with a pres- 
sure of the hand and a Hackett bow as always. But directly 
in front of the machine a toy-seller had taken his stand and 
was showing off the ability of his mechanical mice to the pass- 
ing throng. This individual, of course, was beneath madame's 
notice. But one of the mice approached her foot. She screamed 
wildly, and lifted her skirts, and in the arms of her gallant es- 
cort she might have fainted. The gentleman was exceedingly 
wroth. 

"What are you doing here?" he inquired of the toy-seller. 
"Move away at once. You have no business here." 

"I am advertising your business," responded the other, with 
a smile. 
"My business! What have I to do with toys?" 
"I was referring to stockings." 

And while the lady let her hobble drop on her neat ankles, 
her escort lost his breath at the truth of the statement, and the 
hawker went on calling attention to his mechanical mice. 
S » S 

According to reports, Jack Johnson, the grinning negro heavy- 
weight champion, has refused thirty thousand dollars to fight 
Jim Flynn, the fireman, in this city. Whatever the negro's 
motive, he is wise in not accepting. San Francisco does not 
want that kind of a bout, and it is fast growing tired of all 
kinds. The people of this city have stood for more fiascos in 
the boxing game than any other centre of population in the 
world. They have been cheated and bamboozled by promoters 
and fighters at every turn, and it would appear that these fellows 
have the idea that there is never going to be an end to it, that 
they can spring whatever they choose, and whomever they 
choose whenever they choose. Flynn and Johnson, for instance! 
What material for a scrap! The fireman would stand as much 
chance as an icicle on the edge of an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. 
The negro would simply let him stay for enough rounds to give 
him an excuse for collecting the money. For his end of the 
purse, the fireman would be only too glad to take the beating. 
And, through the efforts of the different sporting editors, who 
seem to have difficulty in filling their space, the poor public 
would again pay its good money for such a rehearsal. Pshaw ! 
It is time that affairs of this kind were outlawed, and that our 



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gang of pin-headed pugs and bawling promoters were sent to 
the woods to earn their living with an axe. 
&• » o" 

What other social affair is so popular or so full of joy as an 
army ball? There is nothing to which a debutante responds so 
readily, nothing over which she claps her hands with the same 
ecstasy, and her older sister, even her chaperon, is quite as in- 
terested. Why ? Because the army man is always a lover, and 
he knows how. It is quite an art, that "knowing how," too, an 
accomplishment not easily mastered. But the army officer has 
usually time and inclination for it. Also he has had practice, and 
you know how much such practice counts with a woman, even 
a very shy debutante. But of all the military balls that haunt 
memory, perhaps, that held at the Officers' Club at the Presidio 
last week was the most brilliant. All other functions stood still 
beside it. The gathering of merry masks comprised three 
hundred, and it was some brew. Not until midnight did the 
dancers unmask, and by that time so many things had happened 
that everybody was out of breath and quite a few out of hearts. 
The costumes were picturesque and romantic, and so was the 
language. Everything did not go off smoothly, but most tre- 
mendously — most tremendously. Only the army could have 
done it, and the army did it well, with three Colonels and their 
ladies in charge, or leading it. "Is everybody happy?" sang 
Captain Johnson — and they were. 

"Why do so many army men marry?" asked Miss Marian 
Newhall, meeting a young lieutenant not long ago, and after a 
certain conversation in which the young lady's hand had been 
asked. 

"Because," replied the young officer in his pride, "it is the 
only sort of war left them." 

» » S 

A lesson in applied Socialism was taught to a friend of mine 
the other day. He lives in the country, where there is much 
game. According to the interpretations of our lawyers, the 
game of the State belong to the whole people, and there is 
where the socialistic part of the story comes in. Well, my 
friend caught some strangers shooting the quail that he had 
guarded on his place for some time. He protested, telling the 
strangers to leave "his" quail alone. He was derided. "Why, 
these quail are ours as much as yours," he was tola. The 
poachers kept on shooting, and it was not until my friend 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



thought of the law of trespass that he got rid of them. What 
puzzles him is this : How do others have any right to the quail 
that feed on his land, where he protects them as best he can 
against the depredations of both man and animal ? 

The socialistic principle that the fish and game of the State 
belong to all the people of the State is not a new one. It is 
quite well recognized by every one except those who own the 
land or streams inhabited by the fish and game. My friend is 
wondering how soon it will be before this same socialistic prin- 
ciple will be applied to the vegetable as well as to the animal 
kingdom; how soon the "whole people of the State" will be 
helping themselves to his firewood. 
?r 5 5 

Building accivity in San Francisco still continues in a record- 
breaking manner. The sound of the hammer is heard every- 
where, and architects are working overtime. The city and the 
luburbs stand face to face, and it looks as though the Greater 
San Francisco would soon be realized. So many are the plans 
/or new buildings that one cannot help but wonder at the re- 
serve of wealth brought out. Contractors float to the city on 
every breeze, and every one of them finds something to do. 
Another large first-class hotel is to be built on the southwest 
corner of Grant avenue and Bush street, on the property of 
Mortimer Fleishhacker. Buildings all over are being planned 
or springing up. The birds are all being scared to death or 
the country. Even the unions will soon have to quit grumbling, 
and in the mass of work at hand will probably be found side 
by side with the non-union laborer in perfect peace. With the 
incoming Rolph administration and the great Fair in prospect, 
gloom has dropped from where it came from, and progress shot 
to the top. Given half a chance, the confidence of San Fran- 
cisco in herself is unlimited. The McCarthy administration 
was our worst barrier, and we have jumped that. And, as for 
the future, we have surely learned the lesson of being careful 
as to whom we elect to office. Architect Frederick H. Meyer 
met Architect B. G. McDougall on the street the other day. 

"What do you know about this building movement?" com- 
mented Meyer, pausing in his hustle. "Have you ever seen the 
likes of it?" 

"Only the Texas Tommy," replied McDougall. 
"6- 5 5 

What's in a name was strikingly shown the other day in the 
United States District Court, when Lew Wing, who conducted 
a bank in Fairbanks, Alaska, was brought to this city under 
charges of financial misconduct. Lew Wing sounded so much 
like the neighborhood of Dupont and Clay streets that the re- 
porters took it for granted that the accused man was a Chinese. 
In fact, one of them actually referred to him as such until he 
found that Lew Wing was a fine specimen of a Caucasian. Lew 
Wing, it is understood, had no objection to the natural mistake, 
as it tended to shield his identity when he was sent to the 
Alameda County jail. 

V S S 

Dr. Alanson Weeks, who is said to be slated for the chief- 
taincy of the Emergency Hospital Service under the Municipal 
Board of Health, has had rare opportunities for acquiring just 
the kind of experiences that fit him especially for the place. 
He first came to San Francisco in the revenue cutter Manning, 
in the winter of 1900-1901, and as a ship's surgeon in the reve- 
nue cutter service, and later as surgeon in the marine hospital 
service, he not only handled numberless emergency cases, but 
also learned, under the military organizations of these two ser- 
vices, the principles of discipline. Although still a young man 
in his thirties, Dr. Weeks has already achieved a high profes- 
sional reputation. Another of his merits is his total independ- 
ence of politics. 



COMMUNICATION. 

Editor News Letter — I picked up the California Weekly to- 
day and beheld the title to an article on Capital and Labor, in 
which the well-meaning but misguided author tries most labori- 
ously to make society responsible for the McNamaras because 
of bad labor conditions. I was disappointed. I thought Mr. 
Ward's article in Mr. Hiram Johnson's newspaper referred to 
something more interesting. I thought the author would reveal 
the identity of Mr. Lincoln Steffens. The title to the article in 

question was: "Found — The Missing Link." 

****** 

Blinkens Stuffins, the ex-famous muck-raker, has fallen into 
the sere and yellow, and, with Older, of the Boughten Bulletin, 
essays to remodel tne world along strangely weird lines. 

Mr. Older isn't satisfied with his daily distortions in San 
Francisco, but consents to toy with the truth in publications all 
over the East. What with Mr. Older and his family giving 
interviews to the effect that we in California are living over an 
armed revolution liable at any time to break out in red carnage, 
if we do not stop attempting to punish cold-blooded, premedi- 
tated murder, and the labor unions all over the State sending 
out notices to artisans to keep away from California, we have 
a nice state of affairs. No wonder times are bad, and capital is 
timid! There is a cure, however: Mr. Older's paper furnished 
us recently with a double-leaded editorial telling how to 
"discipline the yellow journal." We do not know of any that 
is more mendr.ciously yellow than the Boughten Bulletin. Tak- 
ing the advice gratuitously given out to our merchants seriously, 
we should "stop patronizing them." In this case it it. Stop 
patronizing it. 

Two things are noted : weak-kneed, backboneless merchants 
do patronize this spreader of discontent. Why? Take the 
Bulletin's advice. Stop warming a snake which is constantly 
essaying to bite you! Citizens read the sheet and gradually 
become as addleDated as the editor — Billikins. 



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January 6, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



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The story of my marriage, did you say? All right! It was 
rather extraordinary. One cold December day, years ago, a 
young beggar girl standing at the door of a cafe, sold me a lot- 
tery ticket. She was a slender slip of a girl, with a dark tangle 
of curls and a dirty, ragged shawl thrown over her shoulders. 
I gave her about three times the value of the ticket, and she 
thanked me humbly, with a sweet smile of infinite charm. 

"You will draw the prize," she declared, with the clear, in- 
gratiating accent of the girls of Madrid. 

"Are you sure?" I asked jokingly, while I slipped the ticket 
into the pocket of my overcoat. 

"Well, I guess I am sure! Why, its number is 1420, and that 
stands for my age exactly — fourteen years and twenty days. 
You are bound to win." 

"Well, little girl," I answered, "don't worry. If I do win the 
prize I shall go halves with you." 

An expression of joy spread over her thin little face, so con- 
fident was she of the future. She clutched my sleeve and ex- 
claimed : 

"Ah, Senorito, give me the number and street of your house. 
Please, Senorito! It will only be a few days now before we 
can get our money." 

With some misgivings I gave her my name and address, but 
in half an hour, after a brisk walk, I had quite forgotten the 
incident. 

A few days later it was forcibly recalled to me. I was loung- 
ing in my room, lazily listening to the incoherent shouting of 
the newsboys in the street, when all at once I discovered that 
they were calling out the lottery returns. I sent my man at 
once to get a paper. The first thing that greeted my eyes, as 
I opened it, was the number which had drawn the first prize. I 
thought that I was dreaming, but I was not. There was no 
doubt of it. There it stood in large black characters: "1420," 
the age of the little ticket seller and my number. Those four 
printed figures represented many thousand dollars, and as I 
suddenly realized the fact, I began to tremble all over. 

I may say to my own credit that it never even occurred to me 
to break my promise to the little girl. She had brought me 
luck; had been my mascot. Besides, I considered her a partner 
in a business transaction. 

Suddenly I was seized with a keen desire to feel that blessed 
ticket with my own hands. I remembered perfectly that it 
was a cold day when I bought it and that I had slipped it into 
the outside pocket of my overcoat, so I need not trouble to un- 
fasten it I made ?> bee-line for my coat, which was hanging 
in the closet, and feverishly dived into every pocket, but the 
ticket was nowhere to be found. I called my man savagely 
and asked him if he had beaten and shaken the coat out of the 
window. Yes, he had beaten and shaken it, but nothing had 
fallen out, he was quite sure. I looked him searchingly in the 
face, but he seemed the incarnation of honesty. During the 
five years he had been in my service, he had never committed 
the least misdemeanor, and I felt that I must keep to myself 
the many things that I wished to say about the disappearance 
of that ticket. I already despaired of finding it, but neverthe- 
less I lighted a taper and began a systematic search of every 
dark corner in my room. I looked through my closets, sifted 
the contents of the waste-paper basket and turned over the 
papers in my desk. All was in vain. I could not find the least 
trace of the ticket. 

Toward evening, as I was stretched out in my armchair, 
smoking quietly and trying to make the best of my horrible 
disappointment, there was a short, imperative ring at the door. 
An altercation followed, and the quick, sharp words of some 
one who insisted upon coming in sounded up the stairway. The 
door of my study was burst open, and the little girl ticket-seller, 
excited and weeping with joy, rushed up to me. 

"Senorito," she said, "what did I tell you? Was I not right? 
You see, we have won the prize!!" 

I had thought that I had already passed through the worst of 
the affair, but I was mistaken, for I was not to be alone in my 
disappointment. It was too cruel. There I stood, stammering 
like a criminal, trying to explain to the child the loss of the 
ticket, how we had looked for it everywhere, that it could not 
be found, and that her hopes must be disappointed. But I only 



saw her eyes fill with tears, and she said, with a quick shrug of 
her shoulders : 

"By our dear Virgin, Senorito, neither you nor I were born to 
be millionaires — that's all ?" 

How could I reward such absolute confidence and disinter- 
estedness? How could I make amends and make good my 
debt to her? For I was her debtor. Remorse for my careless- 
ness and sympathy for my plucky little fellow-sufferer resulted 
in a conviction of responsibility for her. This feeling weighed 
so heavily upon me that I took her into my home, supported her, 
educated her — and finally married her. But the most extraordi- 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 




The Case of 
Richard Meynell. 



It is characteristic of Mrs. Humph- 
rey Ward that the mere human in- 
terest of a human story should seem 
to lack something to her unless it 
serves as the vehicle for the presentation of a Cause. And yet 
Mrs. Ward's gift is so entirely that of the story teller, pure 
and simple, that the British critic who called her the Robert W. 
Chambers of England was not so far wrong as some serious 
persons might imagine. Though the interest in her stories, 
aside from the subtle spell they borrow from a situs in British 
high life and the delightful way in which Cabinet Ministers 
drop in, is entirely human and romantic, and the real matter of 
the stories themselves is common stage melodrama, she must 
pretend, and let her woman readers pretend, that the melo- 
drama is but the sugar coating of a pill of serious study and 
edifying purpose. 

There was the recent novel which undertook to hitch its 
wagon of an unpleasant international matrimonial episode to 
the sacred cause of improving American divorce laws — though 
the trouble in the case actually lay with the English custom of 
patching up old family fortunes with rich foreign marriages. 
There was the still more recent story which tagged a_ campaign 
manifesto, intended to flatter and encourage Canadian adher- 
ence to the Imperial Zollverein idea, to the romantic history 
of a young Englishwoman, with a handle to her name, who was 
represented as finding her ideal in an unpolished diamond 
picked up in the Northwest — a man of the pioneer type which 
always catches the imagination of tourists in Pullman cars, and 
inspires the enthusiasm of tea-table gossips and matinee audi- 
ences, as the N. Y. Times says it. 

And, of course, there is "Robert Elsmere." It is hard to 
realize now how that book horrified the then very numerous 
body of old-fashioned folk who had not habituated themselves 
to the idea of German Higher Criticism and open disbelief in 
the literal inspiration of Holy Writ. The present writer, for 
instance, remembers how a particularly well-read and (for the 
time) liberal-minded Presbyterian divine, having perused the 
book, solemnly cast it into the fire. "Robert Eismere" made 
Mrs. Ward famous. People talked of it because it was to so 
many of them the devil's advocate and utterly shocking. People 
read it because it was full, like all of Mrs. Ward's books, of 
effective scenes and conversations, agonizings, sentiment, love- 
making, tragedy, noble stained-glass attitudes — good "feminine 
stuff" of the kind with which magazine editors cover their 
pages when they can get it. 

The story had really nothing vital to do with the question 
of getting rid of miracles and Christ, and keeping Christianity, 
which exercised the excellent Robert, and was used to reduce 
his wife to a state of unhappiness in which the church-going 
woman reader could luxuriate with a perfectly clear conscience. 
But the question was new enough at the time to a sufficient 
number to make the combination of tear-inviting melodrama 
and impious assault upon revealed religion quite irresistible. 
Those who were least disposed to be unorthodox were the very 
persons who enjoyed the book most, and the fact that these 
faithful souls were reading such a poisonous and subverting 
volume threw the most timid shepherds of the flock into a 
panic. 

All of which leads up to the few direct words that it seems 
necessary to say about Mrs. Ward's latest novel, which her 
publishers advertise as a "Robert Elsmere" brought up to date 
— "twenty years after;" which she herself seems to conceive 
in that light, and which certainly undertakes to use as a lever 
of public interest the present attempt in England to "liberalize" 
the Church of England as an alternative to allowing its de- 
struction. The idea in Mrs. Ward's mind is one shared by 
many other folk, no doubt, who are Anglicans by sentiment 
rather than Christians by conviction — whose religion, that is, is 
a sort of patriotism not very different from that which preaches 



the Imperial Zollverein (shame to borrow the very name of 
the thing from Germany ! ) and the All-Red Empire. 

It is thus a movement of conservation and inclusion — aiming 
at taking in the sects by throwing specific creeds and formulae 
overboard rather than permit the scandalous spectacle of the 
"church" becoming merely one of the sects. It is possible to 
view it as little more than a plan to keep the fine old cathedrals 
and parish churches of England from being secularized. How- 
ever that may be, it is a movement which has its origin not in 
the people, but in the dons. And though it is quite furiously 
exciting, no doubt, to a number of English gentry and the 
clergy of the Established Church, pro and con, to Americans 
the interest must be academic, or, at best, curiously psycho- 
logical. 

"The Case of Richard Meynell." By Mrs. Humphrey Ward. 
Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Doubleday, Page & Co. 
$1.35. 



PASSING OF A WELL-KNOWN CALIFORNIAN. 

One of the best beloved and best known Californians passed 
away in the recent demise of Bernard Daniel Murphy, fondly 
known to thousands as "Barney" Murphy. For over half a cen- 
tury he was a leading figure in Democratic State councils, in 
San Jose financial life, and in pioneer circles. He was a pio- 
neer of pioneers, for as a child of three years he was brought 
to California by his parents in 1844. His father, Martin Mur- 
phy, became a big figure in laying the foundation of the State, 
for he took part in joining Michel Toreno, Mexican Governor of 
California, against Spanish rule. Later he settled in Santa 
Clara County, and began gathering in those large Spanish 
grants which were destined to lay the foundation of the exten- 
sive Murphy estate. At one time the family owned several 
hundred thousand acres of the best land in the country, but 
nearly all of it had passed out of their hands some fifteen years 
ago. Barney Murphy stepped into professional life when he 
became a lawyer in 1863. and joined D. M. Delmas. Several 
years later he became one of the founders- of the Commercial 
and Savings Bank of San Jose, and it was this institution which 
eventually won him the deepest regard of his fellow townsmen, 
and wrecked his fortune. His heart was bigger than his head, 
and any Santa Claran in financial trouble had only to go to 
Barney Murphy to get the required help. A panic of the '90's 
carried down his bank, and he sacrificed the balance of his for- 
tune, over a million dollars, to pay his creditors in full. During 
the flower of his political influence he was four times Mayor of 
San Jose, Assemblyman, five years State Senator, and four 
years Bank Commissioner. He contested the nomination for 
Governor with Budd, and lost through an ingenious political 
trick. One of his many and most cherished charities was the 
Alum Rock Park near San Jose; he was one of the founders of 
the James Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. During the past 
four years he lived in quiet retirement at an up-town hotel, and 
there heart trouble quietly laid its hand on him. His was a 
genial, whole souled, hearty nature, plentifully salted with 
kindliness and the sympathy that buoys as well as materially 
helps the distressed; his time and purse were always at the 
disposal of his friends, and at the same time he realized that 
his great fortune made him an almoner of the suffering multi- 
tude, and helped them to his last dollar. No man of the State 
was more sincerely esteemed East and West than Barney Mur- 
phy. He is survived by five daughters and one son : Mrs. Ward 
Wright, of Spokane, Miss Evelyn Murphy, Mrs. T. H. Murphy 
and Miss Helena Murphy, of San Jose, and Miss Gertrude Mur- 
phy and Martin Murphy. The interment was in San Jose. 



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"The Fortune Hunter" at the Columbia. 

A sweeter and cleaner play than "The Fortune Hunter" has 
never been written. There is not a suggestive word anywhere, 
and the story moves along in such a consistent manner that the 
characters seem to he real types which we have occasion to 
meet every day. Though the play was seen here last season, 
when it made such a splendid impression, I am glad to be able 
to state that the audiences this year are even larger than last 
year, which clearly demonstrates that the theatre-going public 
can truly appreciate a play which is devoid of any sensational- 
ism, and which is truthful and clean in sentiment and plot. Ac- 
cording to my way of thinking, it is a play which every person 
who ever visits a theatre should see. It leaves a lasting im- 
pression of the good things of life, of men and women with fine 
traits and splendid manhood and womanhood. Where in the 
category of thousands of plays will you find a dearer or a more 
beloved character than that of the druggist and inventor in 
"The Fortune Hunter?" In the hands of our own Frank Bacon 
of Alcazar Theatre memory, the character becomes a real one, 
and Mr. Bacon has now mellowed the characteristics of the dear 
old chap so that he has made him a personality which will live 
for many years in the traditions of our American stage. The 
hardened reviewer will sometimes demur when he is requested 
to see a play which he has witnessed only a few months pre- 
vious. Such thoughts never came into my mind when I knew I 
was again to see "The Fortune Hunter." Positively I looked 
forward to the performance with eagerness. I would also state 
with perfect candor that I enjoyed the play the second time 
even better than the first occasion. The splendid qualities and 





Zoe Barnett, who plays "Lola," the leading role in the big 
musical success, "The Kt<i Rose," which begins a two weeks 
engagement at the Columbia Theatre. Sunday, January 7th. 



Cecilia LoftttS, "The Witrid's Greatest Mimic," who will ap- 
pear this Sunday matinee at the Orpheum. 

merits of the play seem more pronounced than ever. Winchell 
Smith, when he gave us the play, added to our American stage 
something which is bound to survive the theatrical storms and 
tempests of the theatrical world for many years to come. 

Fortunately, the cast of the characters is almost the same this 
year as before. Possibly the most notable exception is that of 
Betty Graham, which is this season assumed by Josephine 
Cohan, sister of the famous George Cohan, and also the wife 
of Fred Niblo, who is still doing the role of "The Fortune 
Hunter." Mrs. Niblo, or Josephine Cohan, proves herself to be 
an actress of real distinctive qualities. She has a method in 
her work, or perhaps it may be certain mannerisms, which 
makes her characterization quite a remarkable one. She is 
among other things remarkably natural, and her work never 
becomes obtrusive. In the first act I would rather see her 
shade her character with a little more gentleness, and not make 
her so shrewish. In her anxiety to give the right impression 
of the girl and her circumstances and environment, she seems 
to overdo. In the other three acts she is a delight, and makes a 
charming picture. She is a positive acquisition to the company, 
and Mr. Niblo is to be congratulated in securing his clever wife 
for the role. Additional sentiment creeps into the affair when 
it is considered that they have to be stage lovers as well. Mr. 
Niblo is even better than before. He has rounded out his char- 
acterization until there is little left to be desired. He makes 



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January 6, 1912. 



a pleasing figure, and his comedy is unctuous to an extreme. 
In his serious scenes he is very capable, and handles his situa- 
tions with much discretion and no little judgment. The other 
characters in the play remain in practically the same hands as 
before. Phil Bishop is better than ever as Tracey, and Miss 
Fulwell gives again the same clever performance as the daugh- 
ter of the richest man in the village. It is quite unfortunate 
that the engagement of the company should be limited to one 
week, as fine and appreciative audiences have been the rule. 
The publicity agent of the Columbia outlined to me this week 
a remarkable list of attractions which are to be seen at the 
Columbia during the next few months, and whichshows that the 
management is maintaining the theatre according to the old 
standards, which incidentally are the very best, since the 
Columbia has been under the same management, and this has 

been the case for many years. 

* * * 

The first popular concert of the San Francisco Orchestra, 
under the direction of Henry Hadley, was given on Friday af- 
ternoon, December the 29th. The program was especially ar- 
ranged for the young people of the city, and consisted of num- 
bers familiar to most young students of music. Mme. Richard- 
son, prima donna soprano of the Paris Grand Opera Company, 
as an encore to her "Aria from Herodiade," sang "The Years at 
the Spring," by Mrs. Beach. Mme. Richardson is a beautiful 
woman with a clear, mellow voice which, owing to poor breath 
control, occasionally becomes slightly tremulous. However, 
both her numbers, in regard to interpretation and technique, 
were rendered in a pleasing and flawless manner. Probably the 
gems of the orchestra! numbers were the "Air G String" by 
Bach, in which all the violins took part, the first violins playing 
the solo, accompanied by the others; and the Strauss selection, 
"Tales from the Vienna Woods," in which a delightful zither 
obligato was played by Mr. Mayer. The Ballet Music (Copel- 

lia) was also excellent. 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Columbia. — What promises to be one of the season's best 
musical productions is "The Red Rose," the sensational Globe 
Theatre, New York, success. The production comes to the 
Columbia for two weeks beginning Sunday night, January 7th, 
under the personal direction of John C. Fisher. "The Red Rose" 
is the result of the collaboration of Harry B. and Robert Smith, 
with music by Robert Hood Bowers. The production has been 
staged by H. R. Burnside, the director of the New York Hip- 
podrome, and the dances have been arranged by Jack Mason. 



Alcazar. — "The Dawn of To-Morrow," which is to be given 
at the Alcazar next Monday evening and throughout the week, 
was dramatized from Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's story 
with similar title. By theatre folk it is usually alluded to as 
"the Christian Science play," probably because it upholds the 
doctrine upon which that religion is based. Assurance is given 
by the Alcazar management that "The Dawn of To-Morrow" 
will be capably acted and elaborately staged. There are 
twenty-five speaking characters in the cast, with Evelyn 
Vaughan as Glad, Bertram Lytell as Dandy, Louis Bennison as 
Sir Oliver, Will R. Wailing as his nephew, Charles Ruggles as 
a professional thief, Beth Taylor as a girl of the slums, and the 
remainder of the company appropriately bestowed. 
* * * 

Orpheum — The Orpheum will introduce six entirely new acts 
next week, and its headline attraction will be Miss Cecilia Lof- 
tus, the foremost mimic of the day. Miss Loftus' portrayals are 
not caricatures of an artist's weaknesses or mannerisms. Ethel 
Barrymore, Julia Marlowe, Nazimova, Caruso, Raymond Hitch- 
cock, Rose Stahl, Sarah Bernhardt, Vesta Tilley, Maude Allen, 
Marie Dressier, Ada Reeve, Bert Williams and Carrie De Mar 
are all absolutely personified. 

Miss Helen Grantley will appear next week only in a new 
one-act play called "Trie Right Road." It is said to be intense 
and well written, and to exhibit Miss Grantley in the role of 
Peggy at her very best. 

Carson and Willard, two well known German comedians, will 
present a new act with the very apropos title, "The Dutch in 
China." The idea of the skit is as humorous as it sounds. 

Will Roehm's Athletic Girls will give exhibitions in the art 
of b"oxing, fencing, wrestling and bag-punching. 



Harry Puck and Mabelle Lewis will be included in the nov- 
elties. 

Monroe Hopkins and Lola Axtell will make their first appear- 
ance. Their contribution will consist of a skit called "Travel- 
ing." 

The only hold-overs will be the Esthor Trio and Gordon El- 

drid & Company. 

* * » 

Another new and celebrated violinist is coming to the Coast 
next month. It is Herr Jules Falk, who ranks with Fritz Kreisler 
as among the world's greatest interpreters of Paganini and 
Saint-Saens. Mr. Falk will give three recitals in San Francisco 
in Februarv next. 

* * ■■-.' 

Miss Flora Wilson, the talented daughter of the Secretary of 
Agriculture, will begin her American tour again in Washington. 
Miss Wilson will have as an assisting artist Herr Carl Jorn, 
tenor of the Metropolitan Opera House, and a well known 
pianist. 

The Metropolitan Concert Company has had an offer to give 
five concerts in Honolulu, and will doubtless take advantage of 

the trip next month. 

* * * 

An organization new to the Coast is the New York Oratorio 
Quartet, which will be heard for the first time in March next. 
Their tour starts the coming week in Boston. 



Artist — This is my painting, 'Youth in the Melon Patch.' 

Critic — But where are the melons? Artist — What a foolish 
question ! — Toledo Blade. 



Alcazar Theatre 



Belasco & Mayer, Owners and Managers. 
O'Farrell St., bet. Powell and Mason. 
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Monday evening. January 8th, and throughout the week, an elabo- 
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THE DAWN OF TO-MORROW. 

A dramatization of Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's ft s story. 

Prices — Night, 26c. to *i ; matinee, 25e. to 50c. Matinees Thursday, 

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Week beginning this Sunday afternoon. Matinee every flay. A 
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The world's greatesi mimic; HELEN GRANTLEY * CO., in "The 

Right !: I" (one weeli only); CARSON * WILLARD, "The Dutch 

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A Stony F®ir A CMM1 



Little one, come to my knee! 

Hark how the rain is pouring 
Over the roof, in the pitch-black night, 

And the wind in the woods a-roaring! 

Hush, my darling, and listen, 

Then pay for the story with kisses ; 

Father was lost in the pitch-black night, 
In just such a storm as this is! 

High up on the lonely mountains, 

Where the wild men watched and waited; 

Wolves in the forest, and bears in the bush, 
And I on the path belated. 

The rain and the night together 

Came down, and the wind came after, 

Bending the props of the pine-tree roof 
And snapping many a rafter. 

I crept along in the darkness, 

Stunned, and bruised and blinded — 

Crept to the fir with thick-set boughs, 
And a sheltering rock behind it. 

There, from the blowing and raining, 

Crouching. I sought to hide me : 
Something rustled, two green eyes shown, 

And a wolf lay down beside me. 

Little one, be not frightened; 

I and the wolf together, 
Side by side, through the long, long night, 

Hid from the awful weather. 

His wet fur pressed against me; 

Each of us warmed the other; 
Each of us felt, in the stormy dark, 

That beast and man was brother. 

And when the falling forest 

No longer crashed in warning. 
Each of us went from our biding place, 

Forth in the wild, wet morning. 

Darling, kiss me in payment! 

Hark how the wind is roaring : 
Father's house is a better place 

When the stormy rain is pouring! 

— Bayard Taylor. 



The clock was striking five a. m. as Clubbson entered the 

house. "This is a fine time tor a man of your age to be coming 
home," said Mrs. Clubbson; "what on earth has kept you out 
until this time in the morning?" "Why, my love," said Clubb- 
son, taking off his watch and putting his shoes under the pillow, 
"I thought I'd try to do my Christmas shopping early, but none 
of the shops are open yet." — Harper's Weekly. 



The aviator's wife was taking her first trip with her 

husband in his airship. "Wait a minute, George," she said. 
"I'm afraid we will have to go down again." "What's wrong?" 
asked her husband. "I believe I have dropped one of the 
pearl buttons off my jacket. I think I can see it glistening on 
the ground." "Keep your seat, my dear," said the aviator, 
"that's Lake Erie." — Youngstown Telegram. 



-One day Ma^k Twain was being shaved by a very talka- 



tive barber and was forced to listen to many of his anecdotes 
The barber had to strop his razor, and when he was ready, 
brush in hand, to commence again, he asked : "Shall I go over 
it again?" "No, thanks," drawled Mark; "it's hardly neces- 
sary — I think I can remember every word." — Everybody's. 



There is quite a scramble among the officers of the 

Navy for special detail with the Panama-Pacific International 
Exposition. This duty is much coveted by a certain class of 
officers. At the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 
1893 there were fully a dozen naval officers on duty, and it 
was the same at St. Louis. The plum, of course, is to have 
charge of the naval exhibit. This would, naturally, involve a 
trip to various parts of the world to interest foreign govern- 
ments in sending an adequate naval exhibit and arranging for 
its transportation to this city. Besides this, there will be various 
other naval attaches to the Exposition, and many young officers 
as well as old seek this duty. 



From the Gregg group of islands, in mid-Pacific, comes a 

story of high finance by the side of which the transactions of 
our trust builders fade into insignificance. It seems that a 
Spanish priest, learning that the British government wanted a 
naval station in the group, purchased the islands for $1,500,000, 
and promptly sold them for $2,500,000 to Great Britain. Get- 
Rich-Quick Wallingford is a piker compared with that eccle- 
siastic. But where did the priest get the $1,000,000? And 
what is he going to do with the $1,000,000 profit? The way 
of the Cross is a gilded one in the Pacific Ocean. 



One winter morning Henry Clay, finding himself in 

need of money, went to the Riggs Bank and asked for the loan 
of $250 on his persona' note. He was told that while his credit 
was perfectly good, it was the inflexible rule of the bank to re- 
quire an endorser. The great statesman hunted up Daniel Web- 
ster and asked him to indorse the note. "With pleasure," said 
Webster. "But I need some money myself. Why not make 
your note for five hundred, and you and I will split it?" This 
they did. And to-day the note is in the Riggs Bank — unpaid. — 
Popular Magazine. 



"We surprised all our friends by getting married" 

"Good enough. Now surprise them by staying married." — 
Washington Herald. 



Not one large candy store, but four — which goes to show 

the popularity of Geo. Haas & Sons' candies. There is a store 
in the Phelan Building, one at Fillmore and Ellis, another at 
Van Ness and Sutter, and a fourth at 28 Market street, near 
the Ferry. 



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" * * • II cries when I feel like crying; it sings joyfully 
when I feel like singing. It responds like a human being to 
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January 6, 1912. 






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Not in years has the prospect of a ball so stirred the imagi- 
nation as the invitations to the ball which the Templeton Crock- 
ers are giving on January 26th. The splendor and wide washes 
of color laid on in the Maxfield Parrish pictures of the Arabian 
Nights are to be reproduced in the Colonial Ball Room of the 
St. Francis, and the guests are commanded to come in Oriental 
garb befitting the occasion. 

The word 'commanded" is used with a nice regard of the 
choice of words. For in polite but mandatory engraving the 
invitations read that Chinese and Japanese costumes are 
barred. The lover of books need not begin to dig up proofs 
that the talkative heroine of the Arabian Nights was really 
Chinese. Nobody cares, least of all the Crockers, who have 
barred Chinese and Japanese from their party by the divine 
right of hosts. 

It is not because they believe in carrying the Asiatic Exclu- 
sion idea to the "nth" degree. It is not because the sight of 
the slant-eved Chinese and Japanese is anathema to these 
young people. It is not because they do not admire the arts 
and sciences, and even the pie-crust of the super-intelligent 
Chinese. 

Of a truth, it is not in any way a reflection on the aforemen- 
tioned. Rather it is a reflection on the California man — a re- 
flection not only founded on instinct and intuition, but also on 
vast experience crowded into the young years the Crockers 
have looked about them. 

Out of this experience they spelled a thesis which would 
read something iike this : "The Natural Laziness of Man Will 
Lead Him to Select the Simplest Costume," and here in San 
Francisco the easiest thing to do jwould be to telephone up to 
Chinatown, and in consequence of this innate desire to avoid 
trouble, the men would all arrive in Chinese or Japanese garb, 
and the party would lack variety. Lives there a man with en- 
ergy so alert that he would come as an Egyptian or a Syrian, an 
East Indian, an Arabian, or a Turk, with Chinatown rebuilt? 
The Crockers thought that there were not enough of them, at 
any rate, to take a chance, and therefore ordered the lid 
screwed down on the Obvious. 

It is difficult to imagine how any one is going to outrival the 
costume which Mrs. Willard Drown wore at the last Mardi 
Gras carnival, and which was unanimously voted the first prize, 
an emerald bracelet presented by Miss Jennie Crocker — which 
Mrs. Drown promptly exchanged for a gold purse. Mrs. Peter 
Martin, who carried off the second prize, was likewise in the 
floating white draperies and baggy pantalettes of an Oriental 
princess, and helped to establish a standard of Oriental witch- 
ery and charm which will be raised even a notch with diffi- 
culty. Mrs. Templeton Crocker planned this ball while she 
was in Europe, and both she and her husband had their cos- 
tumes made over there, and so, after all, we may have a new 
standard established at this fete. 

© © © 

The fact that Mrs. Peter Martin did not return to San Fran- 
cisco for the holidays was greatly regretted by family and 
friends. Mrs. Eleanor Martin finds great difficulty in regard- 
ing her grandchildren impartially, for the young son of the 
Peter Martins is evidently the favorite, and she loves to tell 
anecdotes and repeat stories that prove that Master Charlie 
Martin is far above the average. He is the only grandson she 
has, and therefore her predilections in his favor are not re- 
markable. 

Mrs. Peter Martin's own people prevailed upon her to spend 
Christmas with them, and with the promise that her sister, 
Mrs. Leonard Thomas, would accompany her West, Mrs. Mar- 
tin delayed her trip. Her sister is a beauty of a different type, 
and rather more fun loving and frolicsome than Mrs. Martin, 
and the advent of these two young women will give a thrill to 
the pleasurings of society. 

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Barrymore with interest and affection to know that the bird of 
peace is so comfy on their house-top that the average passerby 
would never dream that said bird had only last season given 
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Mr. and Mrs. Russell Colt wishing them a Happy New Year, 
and to intimates the gifts at Christmas were inscribed "From 
Russell and Ethel." 

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Miss Virginia Jolliffe has returned from Santa Barbara, 
where she has been the guest of Mrs. William Miller Graham, 
and no amount of persuasion on the part of her friends will in- 
duce her to lend any timber to the foundations of a romance 
which the matchmakers are building up on the ground that Miss 
Marian Newhall is prolonging her visit South, that a fascinating 
young Englishman is also a house guest, and that Miss Marian 
has found Santa Barbara air as conducive to quick decisions 
as did little Miss Rebecca Kruttschnitt. If there is any sta- 
bility in the house, the matchmakers are rearing they can take 
all the credit to themselves, for Miss Jolliffe has not even 
given them a look at the blue print plans of a real romance. She 
is enthusiastic about the wonderful Spanish barbecue and the 
brilliant ball and the delightful surprises Mrs. Graham fur- 
nishes her guests, but she laughs away the rumor about Miss 
Newhall. 

Miss Marian Newhall is the youngest, and by many consid- 
ered the most beautiful of the three Newhall girls, one of whom 
married Athole McBean and the other Arthur Chesebrough. 
Miss Marian is a great favorite of Mrs. Miller Graham. Mrs. 
Graham is going to stay in California all winter, and will come 
up here for many of the entertainments with which the smart 
set beguiles the season. After half a dozen seasons in London, 
Mrs. Graham has returned to California with a laurel wreath for 
the joys of this State. It is not true that she has no intention 
of returning to London; she plans to spend every ether season 
there. 

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The hostesses of the Cinderella ball will entertain several 
hundred friends next Friday at Scottish Rite Hall. This group 
of hostesses includes a number of intimate friends who, sev- 
eral years ago. devised this method of offering group hospital- 
ity instead of doing Ihe act alone. Miss Jennie Flood, Mrs. 
William Tubbs, Mrs. William S. Tevis, Mrs. Harry Stetson, 
Mrs. George A. Pope, Mrs. Willis Polk, Mrs. Charles Page, 
Mrs. William D. Neilson, Mrs. Percy Moore, Mrs. John Kittle, 
Mrs. William Gwin, Mrs. Edward Eyre, Mrs. Joseph Donohoe, 
Mrs. Francis Carolan, Mrs. John Brice, Mrs. George Boyd and 
Mrs. William Bourn. The State has never offered a sufficiently 
large reward for any sleuth to unravel the mystery of why this 
club should be called the Cinderella, for certainly none of the 
members ever wore glass slippers or had to polish up the 
glasses below-stairs, waiting for the prince to come. However, 
they are all fashionable enough not to arrive at a ball much be- 
fore midnight, but since poor little Cinderella arrived so late 
just because she wasn't fashionable, the puzzle still remains as 
puzzling as ever. 

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Raphael Weill is giving a dinner this Saturday night at the 
Bohemian Club in honor of Miss Josephine Redding, daughter 
of the Joseph Reddings. A dinner party arranged by Mr. Weill 
is an affair to thrill the imagination of the epicure. There are 
Bohemians who maintain that he who has not eaten leg of lamb 



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a la Lilliane has not eaten lamb at its lamblike best. This is 
by no means the only piece in the repertoire of this chef, but 
by special request it is very often repeated, for it is lamb at its 
lamblike best. Years ago some enterprising clubmen endeav- 
ored to discover the identity of the fair Lillian, after whom the 
dish had been named, and by a process of elimination, which 
included all the Lillians from Russell to Nordica, it was de- 
cided that none of tbem had inspired the creative ability in 
Monsieur Weill, which enabled him to make a mere leg of lamb 
behave as though it had escapee from the table of Lucullus. 
Unlike many artists, M. Weill is generous about giving away 
his recipes, but it is not on record that any of his imitators 
have caught the master's touch when it comes to this or that 
particular dish. 

Unlike most finished artists, Raphael Weill does not spare 
any pains when the palates of the young are, to be pleased. 
Most sensitive chefs despise youth as a motif of their art, re- 
garding the very young as barbarians in this matter. But Mr. 
Weill not only puts his genius and inspiration into getting up 
the menu with the club chef, but personally supervised the pre- 
paration of some of the dishes which are to appear at to- 
night's dinner. 

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The dance given by the Misses Genevieve and Evelyn Cun- 
ningham on Tuesday night was a jolly house affair, where the 
young people usually have a gayer time than at a formal ball. 
There were just seventy-five guests, and as the home of Mrs. J. 
A. Folger, the mother of the young hostesses, is a spacious one, 
there was plenty of room to try new "stunts." It is amazing 
the dips and spurs and angles and twists and turns to which the 
old-fashioned waltz and polka have been subjected, until they 
are scarcely recognizable. One of the new dances which has 
grace and lightness and freedom of motion instead of a decad- 
ent trot is the butterfly waltz, and a great many of the young 
people at this dance showed themselves proficient in the airy 
measures of this waltz. 

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The principal feature of the New Year's festivities at 
Santa Cruz was the celebration at Casa Del Rey. There were 
from 150 to 200 guests present. The big dining hall was elabo- 
rately decorated, in the center of which was one of the largest 
Christmas trees produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A 
more jolly and congenial party could not have been gotten to- 
gether. Fred Swanton did everything possible to make his 
guests enjoy themselves. As soon as Sunday had passed away 
with the old year, a band of thirty pieces led the guests from 
the dining hall to the hall room, where dancing held sway until 
the wee hours of the morning. The following were present : 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebert, Mr. W. K. Krieg, Mr. and Mrs. 
Thorbon, Dr. and Mrs. Whittle, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Wilson, 
Mrs. S. J. Charltan, Mrs. Charles B. Taylor, Miss Catherine 
Torchiana, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Rittenhouse, Miss Leanore 
Torchiana, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Mellor, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. 
Wilson, Mr. Harry Bias, Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Normann, Mr. D. 
L. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. A. Houghton, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Van 
C. Torchiana, Mr. F. H. Davis, Mrs. Bias, Mr. and Mrs. Demint:. 
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Walsh, Mr. and 
Mrs. H. F. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Wanzer. Miss May- 
Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Miller, Mr. Fred Hihn, Jr., Mrs. 
H. G. Loomis. Mrs. W. K. Krieg, Miss Nellie Winn Smith, Mr. 
and Mrs. C. J. Klein, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Irish, Mrs. W. D. Dal- 
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Miss Mabel Adel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ayer. Mr. and Mrs. F. 
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W. R. Linscott, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Jeter, Mrs. H. S. Houghton. 
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SOCIAIrPERSOML ITEMS 




Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

GINGG-STAUFFACHER. — Mrs. Henry Gingg has announced the engage- 
ment of her daughter, Miss Margaret Gingg, to Charles Stauffacher. 

MARVIN- JOHN SON. — The engagement is announced of Miss Marion 
Marvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Arrington Marvin, and Otis 
Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson. The wedding will be an 
event of June. 

MONSON -HO WARD. —Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Monson, of 1920 "Washington 
street, has announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Hazel 
Monson, to Volney E. Howard of Los Angeles. The wedding will take 
place in this city in May. 

SCHUMACHER-KILL1CK. — The engagement of Miss Libbie Schumacher 
and Clarence James Killick has been announced. No date has been set 
for the wedding. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

GARDNER -FENNIM ORE. — Miss Ruth Gardner and Arthur Fennimore 
will be married February 7th at the home of the bride's father, F. M. 
Gaidner, in "Waco, Texas. The wedding will be an elaborate affair. 

GEBHARDT-MOFFITT.— The wedding of Miss Eloise Gebbhart and Jef- 
ferson Moffitt will be an event of the early spring. It will take place 
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Gebbhardt. in 
Vallejo street. 

JOSSELYN- DUNCAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Josselyn have sent out 
cards for the wedding of their daughter. Miss Myra McGavnock Josse- 
lyn, and "William Cottee Duncan, which will take place January 17th 
at 5 o'clock in the afternoon at St. Luke's Church. 

KEYSTON-GRAU. — The wedding of Miss Antoinette Keyston and Otto 
Grau will be an event of June, but the details have not been settled. 

MELLTJS- THOMAS. — The marriage of Miss Grace Melius and Lieutenant- 
Commander Samuel Thomas will take place on the evening of Febru- 
ary 7th at St. John's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. It will be an 
elaborate affair. 

MOULTON-VAN DYKE. — A wedding of interest to society here will take 
place January 20th in Santa Barbara, when Miss Katherine Moulton 
will become the bride of Henry Seward Van Dyke of Los Angeles. 

WEDDINGS. 

STONEY-BROWN.— The wedding of Helena Stoney and Henry Lam- 
prey Brown, of Boston, took place Tuesday at St. George's Church, 
Hanover Square, in London. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BOGART.— Miss Adeline Bogart entertained fifty girls at luncheon at the 
Hotel St. Francis on Thursday in honor of Miss Clementine King, who 
has recently returned from a year abroad. 

BREEDON. — Mrs. Henry Clarence Breedon was a luncheon hostess re- 
cently at the Hillcrest. A dozen friends were asked to meet Mrs. 
Walton Hedges. 

BUCHANAN. — Miss Linda Buchanan and Miss Gladys Buchanan, daugh- 
ters of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Buchanan, entertained at an elaborate 
luncheon and bridge party at their apartments at El Drisco on Wed- 
nesday. 

LEE. — Mrs. Cuyler Lee entertained at a luncheon at the Burlingame Club 
Tuesday. 

MONTSARRAT. — Mrs. Samuel Montsarrat was hostess on Thursday at a 
large luncheon and bridge party at her home in Broderick street. 

ROSENFELD. — Mrs. Henry Rosenfeld, who is wintering in town, will en- 
tertain a hundred and fifty guests at a luncheon and bridge party on 
the 11th. The affair will be m the Colonial Room of the St. Francis. 

SHREVE. — Mrs. George Shreve entertained at an elaborate luncheon re- 
cently at the Town and Country Club in compliment to Miss Dorothy 
Johnston, who is a visitor here from New York. 

WEILL. — Raphael Weill was host at a luncheon in the Red Room of the 
Bohemian Club recently, when he entertained several members of the 
Grazi Opera Company. 

WRIGHT. — Mrs. J. B. Wright entertained at luncheon recently, followed 
by a matinee box party in honor of Miss Kate Crocker, who is home 
from her Eastern school to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry J. Crocker. 

TEAS. 

DE PUE.— Miss Eiva de Pue entertained at a tea recently at her home 
in honor of Miss Agnes Tillman, who has recently returned from the 
East. 

DODGE. — Mrs. Henry L. Dodge was hostess at a tea recently at her home 
in Washington street in compliment to her grandniece, Omira Bailey. 

HARRISON. — Miss Theresa Harrison entertained at a tea on Monday at 
her home in Washington street, in honor of Miss Dorothy Boericke, 
the fiancee of Laurence Symmes of New York. 

HOLPEN. — Miss Milward Holden was hostess at an informal tea given 
Friday afternoon at her new home in Devisadero street. 

MILLER.— Mrs. Thomas Lake Mil'.er gave a large tea recently at her home 
on Union street. It was in honor of Miss Roberta Lyon, one of the 
season's buds, and Miss Wynne Martin, who is soon to become the 
bride of Lieutenant John Pond. 

TREANGR. — Miss Edith Treanor entertained at a tea given Tuesday after- 
noon for Miss Isabel Brewer, who is visiting here from the South. 



DINNERS. 

BEAVER. — Miss Isabel Beaver entertained at a dinner recently in honor 
of Miss Marian Crocker, at which fourteen guests were entertained. 
The hostess and her young friends afterward enjoyed the play at the 
Columbia. 

BRADY. — Brendan Brady entertained thirty friends at a stag dinner at 
the Bohemian Club recently. 

CARR. — Leland Carr was host at a pretty dinner at the home of his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Carr, recently, and with his guests attended 
the Junior Assembly. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at an elaborate dinner party 
recently, given at her home in Broadway. 

McCRACKEN. — Robert G. MacCracken was host on Sunday night at a 
dinner party at the Hotel St. Francis, at which his guests were Mr. 
and Mrs. John C. Wilson. Mrs. Hope Cheney Havens and Burr Mc- 
intosh. 

PAYNE. — Miss Marie Payne was hostess at a dinner recently preceding the 
dance of the Friday Evening Dancing Club. It took place at the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lingard Payne, and was given in 
honor of Miss Gertrude Mitchell. 

SHARON. — Mr. and Mis. Fred Sharon entertained at a New Year's Eve 
dinner at the Palace, wiien twenty-four guests shared their hospitality. 

SHREVE. — Mrs. George R. Shreve was hostess at an informal dinner 
Tuesday evening at the St. Francis. It was followed by a theatre 
party for her daughter. Miss Rebecca Shreve. 
CARDS. 

BREEZE. — Mrs. William Breeze will be hostess at a bridge tea next 
week. 

CURTIS.— Mrs. E. E. Curtis, wife of Doctor Curtis, U. S. N„ entertained 
an informal bridge party recently at her home in Yerba Buena. 

JOHNSON. — Mrs. J. C. Johnson gave an enjoyable card party recently at 
her home in the Presidio. 

PETERSON. — Miss Kate Peterson entertained at cards on Thursday af- 
ternoon at her apartments at the Hillcrest. The affair was in com- 
pliment to Miss Marie Louise Tyson and Miss Metha McMahon, two 
of the popular buds of the season. 

RONCOVIERI. — Mrs. Alfred Roncovii ri will entertain a bridge party 
January 18th, and a tea for an additional number of guests will follow. 
HOUSE PARTIES. 

GRANT. — Spencer Grant and Ben Upham entertained a number of friends 
over New Year's at a house party at their bungalow In Mill Valley. 

RECEPTIONS. 

FARRELL. — Mrs. James Farrell, assisted by Mrs. James Shea and her 
daughter, Miss Kathleen Farrell, entertained informally on New Year's 
day at her home on Broadway. 

SCOTT. — Mrs. A. W. Scott, Jr., wih entertain at a large reception January 
17th at her home in Buchanan street. The honored guest will be Mrs. 
James Rolph. Jr. 

SOrALLER. — Dr. and Mrs. Walter Sehaller entertained at a reception 
and house warming New Yeai's Day at their new residence in Twenty- 
fourth avenue. 

WRIGHT. — Mrs. J. B. Wright has sent out invitations to a large reception 
at which she will be hostess on January 8th. The affair will be a par- 
ticularly brilliant one, and will Lake place at the St. Francis. About 
two hundred members of the younger set have been bidden to it to 
meet Mrs. Wright's two nieces, the Misses Laura and Mildred Baldwin. 
SUPPER PARTIES. 

TEVIS. — Dr. Harry Tevis had eighty guests at supper at the Palace Mon- 
day evening. 

TYSON. — Mr. and Mrs. George Tyson, Dr. and Mrs. James Black, Mr. and 
Mrs. Harry Wiehe and Miss Marie Louise Tyson enjoyed a supper 
party at the St. Francis recently. 

MUSICALES. 

BOURN. — Mrs. William B. Bourn was hostess at a musical matinee at her 
home recently, at which Sigmund Beel, the well-known violinist, was 
introduced to the guests and contributed to the program. 
THEATRE PARTIES. 

HAVESIDE. — Miss Clarice Lucke, the fiancee of Bruce Fair, was the guest 

of honor at a theatre party given by Mrs. Jack Haveslde recently. 

PARTIES. 

FARRELL. — Mrs. James Farrell, assisted by her sister, Mrs. James Shea, 
entertained at an eggnog party and informal New Year's reception at 
their home in Broadway. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

TEVIS.— Dr. Harry Tevis will be host to about forty of his friends at his 
country place near Los Gatos over the week end. 
DANCES. 

ALEXANDER. — Mrs. Charles B. Alexander gave a large dance for her 
daughter recently at her home on West Fifty-eighth street. New York, 

BARRON. — Miss Evelyn Barron has sent out cards for a dancing party at 
her home in Washington street Monday evening, and a large number 
of the younger set will attend. 

CODE. — Miss Eileen Code gave a dancing party Friday evening at the 
California Club for the young members of the Junior Assembly. 

FOLGER. — Mr. and Mrs. J. Athcarn Folger entertained at a jolly New 
Year's Eve party at their home in Pacific avenue. The affair was in 
compliment to the two debutante daughters of the household, the 
Misses Genevieve and Evelyn Cunningham. 






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ARRIVALS. 

AIKEN.- Mrs. i i up Prom i.,,s Galos and takoi 

t on Taj lor street he \\ Intel months. 

BLANDING.— Gordon Blandlng has returned from New York, wl 

was failed on acoount of thi Mm is ol his daughter, Mtsa He tto 

Blanding. 

BELDEN— Mi and Hi Charles Beldi Miss tfargaret Be n have 

returned from New fork, and will spend the remainder of the winter 
here. 
BERTOLF.— Mrs. Wallace Bertoif has arrived from Honolulu, and is the 

guest of her pa renti 
COLBURN. — Miss Maye Colburn, who went over to San Rafael for the 

Christmas celebrations, has returned to her apartments at the Fair- 
mont. 
DODD. — Major Willis c. Dodd has returned to town. He will be estab- 
lished at one of his clubs for the winter. 
DOYLE.— Hiss Jennie Doyle, who has been traveling in Europe for the 

past year, has returned to the home of her mother, Mrs. Henry 

Doyle, on Vallejo street. 
FBANKLIN.-Dr. and Mrs. Walter Scott Franklin, who went South on 

an automobile trip over Christmas, have returned to the Fairmont. 
HEDGES.— Mrs. E. Walton Hedges is here from Santa Barbara visiting 

her sister, Mrs. Henry Clarence Breeden. 
JADWIN. — Donald Jadwin, of New York, brother of Mrs. Frank Anderson, 

is here visiting relatives. 
JOLUFFE.— Miss Virginia Jolliffe, who has been tin- guest ot Mrs. William 

Miller Graham in Santa Barbara, has returned to her home in Broad- 
way. 
KENTON.- Charles Kenyon has returned from. New York, and has joined 

his parents. Dr. and Mrs. C. G. Kenyon. at the Bellevue. 
McCLURE.— Miss Margaiet McClure, who has just been graduated from 

one of the fashionable schools in New York, is here to visit her mother 

at the Palace. 
MELLt.'S. — The Misses Grace and [Catherine Melius have arrived from Los 

Angeles, and are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Grace. 
M1NNEGERODE. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Fitzhugh Leo Mlnnegerode have 

returned from their wedding journey in the South, and are at the St. 

Francis for a brief stay. 
MILLER.— Carleton Earle Miller has arrived from tin: East an. I is at 

the Bellevue with his mother. Mrs. Harriet Preston Miller. 
MOORE.— Mrs. Pieire Moore. Miss Sydney and Willis Dm I imi d 

from Santa Barbara, where tiny enjoyed the Chrlstmi 
MORROW. — Judge W. w. Munow ami .\irs. M„innv have returned home 

after a month's visit in the East. 
PRITCHARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Q. II. Pritchard ha urnei h 

in (his city, after 3 holiday visit with relatives in Seattli 

SUTTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Sutton have arrived from Now Or- 
leans. They are ,ii (in home "i the hitter's parents, Mr. and 
l M 1 1' N. Wilson. 

DEPARTURES. 

iiAil.EV.— Mrs. c. J. Ballej in. i laughter, Miss Omlra Bailey, who 

have been the guests of Mrs. Henry I.. Dodge for the pat I 

have returned in Fort Worden, Pugef Bound, 
CROCKER.— William n Crocker, Ji . loft i" 

spent the Christmas Holidays with his parents at ti 

llngame. 
Cunningham.— Mr. ami Mis, George l.oring Cunningham hat 

Los Angeles, where thes will i,,' the guests for the next t 

ni' their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs, Adalbert I 

Blackmer. 
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Belle\ tie dui Ing tl ret urned to thi 

Baki i siit id. 
JANSS. I i and Mrs. Edwin .lanss hive r, turned to tie 

Angeles after a holiday visit with Mr. and Mrs. William ClufT. 
JOHNSTON. -Jack Johnson left recently for the 

KIKCI [KN -- Ml and v Kirehen left re- -nth I 

ter a visit of tin,', weeks with relatives In this city. 
LAINB, Mis ,i, k. Lalne , -niia i.aine left recently for M 

\ ink iii. . ,.. iii sail for Europe shortly, 

months in traveling. 
M> IV IK it on Friday for the Phllip- 

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NAVE. Mr and Mrs, Frtl t given up their apartmei 

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slowly. 
BENNETT— .Mrs. Frank M. Bennett, wife of Captain F. M. Dennett Is 

spending the winter in town at the Hotel Jeffi 
BOERICKE.— Faj . in ,,,, Ihicago next month to be 

present at the wedding of his sister, Miss i„ Bo , ,;,, ,..,, ,, | 

' alio Symmes. 
DENNY.— Miss Esther Denny has been the guest of Miss Anna Peters al 

her home in Stockton during the holidays. 
FERRIS.— Mr. and Mrs. John Fenis will arrive here nexl th ft 

home in England. 
GRBENBAUM.— Mr. and Mrs. Leon Greenbaum are leaving within a few 

weeks for the East, where they will visit for an indefinite time 
IIAENKE.— Mr. and Mrs. Martyn J. Haenke have I i passing the holi- 
days with the parents of the latter, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Churchill 

at San Mateo. 
HARTIGAN.— Mrs. Charles Conway Hartigan is entertaining- Miss Laura 

Benet of Benicia in her home at Annapolis. 
KAUFMANN.— Ensign and Mrs. .lames Lawrence Kaul'mann are being 

entertained by their friends in town and at Mare Island. 
KLEINEBERG.— Dr. and Mrs. P. Kleineberg are the guests of their son- 
in-law and daughter, Lieutenant and Mrs. Charles P. Huff, dining 

the holidays at Verba Buena. 
KOSHLAND.— Mr. and .Mis. Manns Knshland and a pails of friends went 

to the Yosemite Valley for the holidays, where they have enjoyed a 

delightful stay. 
LANSDALE.— Mr. and Mrs. Philip l.ans.lale spent Christmas as guests Of 

Bishop and Mrs. William Ford Nichols. 
LATHROP.— Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lathrop, who have made their home 

in New York f.n the last yeai, have sailed for Londo , an indefinite 

stay. 
LYON.— Admiral and Mrs. H. u. Lyon, who have made the ne In 

Maine since Admiral t iron's an pei g the v :er in thi 

West Indus. 
MASSON. — M Hi ir ,,i ,,.,. , ,,,,,,, vr , Vi £ 0r]( (or 

Paris, after passing the holidays In the East with the tsin, 

de Rathvietz. 
MAI D. — Mr. and Mis, CI ard \i.nd are lupying the ao 

the latter's iiinii .,,-. Darling in Clay stri 

MILLS.— Mr. and U , . re been 

town as U Mrs. William Ford Nichols. 

a part of friends, en 

Joyed 
NIELS! IN. U n the g 

her rather, I Iton, for the past fen i ti nun 

to her home In Philadelphia next week. 
PISCHEL.— Dr. an,! Mis Kaspar PUchel and their tv , when 

last heard ,,i Rome. 
PRESTON.— lira. Edgai Preston and Mr , who 

left here in the 

where tic ■> will be unl U Febi 
RATHBONE.— Mr 

Atherton M 

i and Mi«, -a i.s- 

tivitles in their I 
winter. 

R. w. Rose, of the Twelfl 
Mrs. 

SCOTT— Mr and Mis i 

'iitely. 

SI'RKOKKl.S 

M ■ 
STERN 

reman 

annh 

with their 
moved frw 

WHITE 

WHITNEY- I 

for t' 



WARREN D. ALLEN 

Pupil of Charles Widor, Par ph Ganz, Berlin 

will receive pupils in San Francisco every Thursday. 
For Appointments Address 
Studio: 27JS Regent St., Berkeley. Telephone Berkele- 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 




The New York 
Financial Outlook. 



The market commenced the New 
Year with a decided display of 
strength which, however, has been 
shortlived. While some of the spec- 
ialties may be kept strong, the market as far as the leaders are 
concerned, looks very tired to us, due to the excellent selling 
that has been going on in such stocks as the Harriman issues, 
St. Paul, Reading, Steel, Copper and Smelters. The market 
has been su;feited with good news regarding the Steel and 
Copper trade, and will now be called upon to reflect political 
activities not only national but probably international. The 
situation in China and Persia is such that it may become acute 
at any time. Washington advices are to the effect that the 
Democrats are to take up the Steel tariff first, and that there 
will be an investigation of the so-called money trust, the ship- 
ping trust and the harvester trust. Meanwhile the Steel inves- 
tigation will continue. There is every reason to believe that 
Mr. Taft will favor something in the way of radical tariff re- 
vision, if for no other reason than to remove the criticism which 
was involved in his veto of the Democratic bill at the last ses- 
sion. The trusts have been built up, generally speaking, and 
have thrived wonderfully well under the high protective tariff, 
and it is very important to consider what will be the ultimate 
result should the tariff be radically reduced. December earn- 
ings of rails are not as favorable, comparatively speaking, as 
of late, so that it is unreasonable to look for anything good from 
the general course of earning statements. We expect an early 
resumption of the liquidation in the Gould stocks, with a severe 
break in the Denver stocks. The technical position of Steel 
Common has been considerably weakened, owing to the fact 
that there has been a miscellaneous lot of buying at higher 
prices, and this stock is likely to soon come on the market. 
Canadian Pacific, however, much to the disappointment of those 
who have bought it on the theory that it sells ex-United States 
and ex-Unfavorable rate decisions, is now approaching the 
time when it, itself, will be the subject of unfavorable decisions 
regarding rates, as a Dominion commission is to look into rate 
matters, and will in ail probability order many reductions in 
several rate classes. It must also be considered that the land 
boom in Western Canada has been greatly overdone. 

In general the good news that has come to the surface has 
been much overplayed, and it would take only a moderate 
amount of bad news now to bring about a drastic decline in the 
market. — By Ferdinand Thieriot, Resident Partner Ehrich & 
Co., 409 Pine street, San Francisco. 



Mining shares opened the first week 
Mining Share Market, of the new year steady, under light 

trading. The Tonopahs, led by Mon- 
tana, stimulated by its new strike on the 900 level, easily ex- 
hibited the most life and buoyancy. The Montana Company 
considers the new strike the most promising in the history of 
the property. It is at good depth, assays an excellent grade of 
milling ore, and gives promise of permanency. The strike 
pegged the price of the stock from 76 to $1.07. The North 
Star, in which direction the ledge is said to head, has naturally 
become affected, and the price of its shares are moving up. 
Rescue-Eula, West End, Tonopah Ex., Midway and MacNa- 
mara all opened the year with a better tone. The new mill of the 
latter is receiving the last of its machinery, and the company an- 
nounces that the stamps will be dropping at an early date. 
Goldfield Con. was quoted ex-dividend $4.30. The November 
report of the company showed approximately $510,596 profit 
for the month. Profits of this size insure the continuation of the 
combination 50 cent quarterly dividend. Trading in the Gold- 
fields continued slack, though interest in the leaders, at present 
prices, continues steadfast, as is manifested by the stable prices. 
The work now under way in several of the leases is likely to 
spring a surprise any day, and infuse spirited trading into the 
market. Delays in completing the repairs in the Union-Mexican 
shaft and in starting up the new Mexican mill have blanketed 



whatever trading interest might have developed in the Corn- 
stocks. The present policy of the inside has shaped affairs 
so that the producers are all temporarily tied up, save Ophir, 
and its showing last week was a meagrely round $9,000, as 
against some $23,000 per week several months ago. Con.-Vir- 
ginia, the spectacular feature of the holiday week on account 
of a reported strike on the 2550 level, dropped into the back- 
ground around $1.10. As usual, the market showed all the 
slackness in trade of the holiday season. 



Local expansion in this field is 
Stocks and Bonds. likely to follow the early call and 

liquidation of the old 5's of the old 
San Francisco Gas Company, now that the Pacific Gas & Elec- 
tric Company has absorbed the San Francisco Gas & Electric 
and all of the subsidiary concerns recently deeded to the parent 
corporation. Ten million dollars of the twenty million recently 
received from the bonds sold to the Morgan Syndicate of New 
York will be spent early in February. These bonds are part of 
the blanket mortgage of $150,000,000 recently authorized by 
stockholders for refunding, extension and improvement pur- 
poses. Gas, common and preferred, has been greatly stimulated 
by this deal, and there is now talk of a dividend on common. 
The 5 per cent bonds were stronger during the week on the un- 
derstanding that they are to be called in at the stipulated price 
of 105. Spring Valley and the leading sugars were higher, 
Hutchinson making a new high record at $21. California Elec- 
tric dropped to $11 bid on news of a further payment of $14.25 
per share. A decline was noted in Southern Pacific shares, due 
to a shrinkage in the November earnings. Union Pacific also 
showed a loss. Western Pacific 5's continue to show softness 
on account of the readjustment of affairs of Gould's Wabash 
holding. 



Coal exports have trebled in value 
U. S. Coal Exports. during the last dozen years. The 

shipments of coal from the Conti- 
nental United States during 1911 was in round numbers $80,- 
000,000, compared with $65,000,000 for 1910. The United States 
ranks third among the coal exporting countries of the world, be- 



EHRICH & COMPANY 

409 PINE STREET 

Members New York Stock Exchange 

Foreign Correspondents 

Securities Bought and Sold on Commission 

STOCKS, BONDS, COTTON AND GRAIN 

Private Wire Chicago — New York 

FERDINAND THIERIOT, Resident Partner 

Telephones: Sutter 2170 Home C 6630 San Francisco 



E. F. HUTTON & CO. 

490 California Street 

Telephone Douglas 2487 

and ST. FRANCIS HOTEL 

Telephone Douglas 3982 

Members New York Stock Exchange, Pioneer House. Private Wire 
to Chicago and New York. 

R. E. MULCAHY, Manager 



BONDS 


Established 1858 


STTTRO A, CO Investment Brokers 


412 Montgomery Street San Francisco 


Members Stock and Bond Exchange Circular oo requeA 



January 6, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



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ing exceeded in this respect by England and Germany. During 
1910 the former exported coal valued at $179,000,000, and the 
latter $104,000,000. Canada takes the great bulk of our ex 
ported coal. Coal now ranks seventh among the leading exports 
of this country. According to the figures of ten months of the 
past calendar year the principal exports ranked as follows : 
Cotton. 500,000,000 dollars; iron and steel, about 250 millions; 
meat and dairy products, 165 millions; copper, about 93 mil- 
lions; wood manufactures, about 90 millions; wheat and flour, 
about 90 millions, and coal, including coke, about 55 millions. 
Coal exports still bear a comparatively small relation to the 
domestic consumption of that article. Of the total production 
of anthracite and bituminous coal, last year, aggregating 450 
million long tons, about 20 million left the country, 14 million 
tons were shipped abroad, and about 6 million were used by 
vessels engaged in foreign trade. 



It is estimated that the payment of 
Banks and Banking. dividends now under way by the 

local banks and other corporations 
will aggregate some $10,000,000 this year; much of this will 
go into circulation, but the most of it will go into re-investment. 
This should infuse more activity into the local security market. 
Local banks are reported to be in a very strong position ; savings 
bank deposits are $2,000,000 in excess of what they were just 
before the conflagration of 1906, despite the fact that some 
$245,000,000 was expended in rebuilding. 



Mergers and 
Near Mergers. 



The proposed merger of the Pacific 
Telephone and Telegraph Company 
and the Home Telephone Company 
was knocked out for the time being 
by the unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors this week. 
Among the reasons offered were that the proposed merger 
would destroy competition, and that the combination would kill 
the chances of the city to acquire the Home plant. 



The annual comparative statement of the Bank of Italy 

shows a wonderful growth in assets under its present manage- 
ment. From December 31, 1904, to December 31, 1911, in 
seven years, the assets have increased from $285,436.97 to 
$8,379,347.02, a record showing in its way, and a statement of 
which the management is justly proud. The distribution of the 
assets and liabilities indicates that the bank is in a very strong 
position. The widening extension of the bank's business has 
necessitated the establishment of a branch at the junction of 
Market, Turk and Mason streets. 



As usual, the safe, conservative and reliable Hibernia 

Savings and Loan Society leads all the local savings banks in 
the totals of its annual statement, and again makes an enviable 
showing. The total assets are $57,833,541.20, well distributed 
in United States bonds, the best of gilt-edge miscellaneous 
bonds, promissory notes secured by first class real estate hold- 
ings, and nearly $2,000,000 in cash; and back of it all a reserve 
fund of $4,000,000, making it a Gibraltar in the savings bank 
line. 



From London come advices that preparations have been 

completed to transfer the entire telephone system of the United 
Kingdom from private ownership to the hands of the govern- 
ment. Henceforth the telephone system will be operated a? 
part of the post-office department. The transfer is regarded as 
one of the most gigantic industrial changes that England has 
undergone. The business involves handling $20,000,000 yearly 
and employs 18,000 persons. 



The German Savings and Loan Society announces the 

completion of its Richmond District branch building at the 
southwest corner of Clement street and Seventh Ave. Patron; 
and friends of this long-established and popular savings institu- 
tion are cordially invited to visit and inspect the new quarters. 



The Pacific Light & Power Company has just filed 

mortgage in Los Angeles aggregating $35,000,000 in favor c 
the United States Mortgage and Trust Company of New Yorl 
This is the largest mortgage ever filed in Los Angeles. 



William Sproule, Southern Pacific Chief, is now on the 

Northwestern Pacific executive staff. Mr. Sproule was named 
one of the new directors of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 
at the annual meeting of the Northwestern Pacific stockholders 
in the Flood Building last Wednesday. At the same time Wm. 
Hood, W. R. Scott and C. H. Redington of the Southern Pacific 
Company were dropped from the directorate, and Edward 
Chambers and H. K. Pillsbury, of the Santa Fe, were named to 
fill the vacancies, the control of the directorate thereby passing 
over to the Santa Fe, in accordance with the program outlined 
previous to the meeting. The change of the majority in direc- 
tors from the Southern Pacific to the Santa Fe, and vice versa is 
made annually. The directors elected were W. A. Bissell, Ed- 
ward Chambers, H. K. Gregory, A. H. Payson, E. S. Pillsbury, 
Thomas Mellersh, William F. Herrin, William Sproule and E. 
E. Calvin. 



1 notice that one W. A. E. Engle was the executive sec- 
retary for tag day in behalf of labor at Los Angeles. The total 
receipts seem small, only about $3,600 being reported as re- 
ceived. I would suggest that, as Mr. Engle, if it is the same 
Engle, must have profited by the failure of Olaf Tveitmoe's 
Sunset Oil Company, some of the $45,000 received for shares 
in that institution by Engle, Tveitmoe and Hay be given for 
tag day. It would be a restitution which would be appreciated 
by the many women and children who subscribed to the "labor- 
ing classes" oil company. By the way, I would suggest that, 
while the Federal probe is busy with the books of the Exclusion 
League and the American Federation of Labor, it extend its ac- 
tivities to resurrecting the corpse of Olaf Tveitmoe's oil com- 
pany. Only $4,500 ot the total thousands secured from the 
gullible was spent legitimately, so far as the public knows. 
What became of the rest of the money? It probably joined the 
million dolars or so collected in California for the defense of 
the McNamaras. 



District Attorney Fickert has shown his fair-mindedness 

and liberality by appointing one of his main opponents in the 
recent election to the position of assistant prosecutor. John A. 
McGec, attorney and graduate of the University of California, 
will be his choice. It is expected that George Perkins, deputy, 
assigned to the Juvenile Court, will resign in a few days. 
Whether McGee will be assigned to the position now occupied 
by Perkins has not been determined. 



A native of Germany was visiting an American friend 

in New York, and the latter bethought himself to take his guest 
on a visit to Niagara Falls. The American, accustomed to 
bursts of wonderment and enthusiasm, was not a little aston- 
ished to see his Teutonic friend stand and gaze stolidly minute 
after minute upon that roaring cataract, without evincing the 
faintest sign of emotion. Finally, unable any longer to conceal 
his chagrin and disappointment, the American turned to his 
companion and asked : "Don't you think that's a wonderful 
sight?" "Vot?" asked the Dutchman. "Why, that gigantic 
body of water pouring over that lofty precipice." The German 
stood for a few seconds longer, until he got that idea digested, 
then looked up blankly, and asked : "Veil, vot's to hinder it?" — 
Everybody's Magazine. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



Private Wire — Chicago and New York 

J. C. WILSON & CO. 



I New York Stock 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



STATEMENT 

of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities of 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society 

HIBERNIA BANK 

(A Corporation) 

(Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco) 

DATED DECEMBER 31, 1911 



ASSETS. 

1— Bonds of the United States ($8,335,000.00), 
of the State of California and Municipalities 
thereof ($3,965,062.50), of the State of New 
York ($350,000.00), the actual value of 
which is $14,661,562.92 

2 — Cash in United States Gold and Silver Coin 

and Checks 1,938,368.64 

3— Miscellaneous Bonds ($6,277,000.00), the ac- 
tual value of which is 6,556,859.24 



$23,156,790.80 
They are : 
"San Francisco and North Pacific Railway 
Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($476,000.00), 
"Southern Pacific Branch Railway Company 
of California 6 per cent Bonds" ($302,000.00), 
"Western Pacific Railway Company 5 per 
cent Bonds" ($250,000.00), "San Francisco 
and San Joaquin Valley Railway Company 
5 per cent Bonds" ($120,000.00), "Northern 
California Railway Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($83,000.00), "Northern Railway 
Company of California 5 per cent Bonds" 
($54,000.00), "Southern Pacific Company, 
San Francisco Terminal 4 per cent Bonds" 
($50,000.00), "Southern Pacific Railway Com- 
pany 6 per cent Bonds" ($1,000.00), "Market 
Street Cable Company 6 per cent Bonds" 
($758,000.00), "Market Street Railway Com- 
pany First Consolidated Mortgage 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($753,000.00), "Los Angeles Pacific 
Railroad Company of California Refunding 5 
per cent Bonds" ($400,000.00), "Los Angeles 
Railway Company of California 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($334,000.00), "Powell Street Rail- 
way Company 6 per cent Bonds" ($185,- 
000.00), "The Omnibus Cable Company 6 
per cent Bonds" ($167,000.00), "Sutter Street 
Railway Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($150,- 
000.00), "Gough Street Railway Company 5 
per cent Bonds" ($20,000.00), "Ferries and 
Cliff House Railway Company 6 per cent 
Bonds" ($6,000.00), "San Francisco, Oakland 
and San Jose Railway Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($5,000.00), "The Merchants' Ex- 
change 7 per cent Bonds" ($1,460,000.00), 
"San Francisco Gas and Electric Company 
4!/ 2 per cent Bonds" ($553,000.00), "Los An- 
geles Gas and Electric Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($100,000.00), "Spring Valley Water 
Company 4 per cent Bonds" ($50,000.00). 
4- — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 

secured, the actual value of which is 32,646,452.15 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and 
debts is as follows : They are all existing con- 
tracts, owned by said Corporation, and are 
payable to it at its office, which is situated 
at the corner of Market, McAllister and 
Jones streets, in the City and County of 



San Francisco, State of California, and the 
payment thereof is secured by First Mort- 
gages on Real Estate within this State. Said 
Promissory Notes are kept and held by said 
Corporation at its said office, which is its 
principal place of business, and said Notes 
and debts are there situated. 

5 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 223,501.18 

The Condition of said Promissory Notes 
and debts is as follows : They are all exist- 
ing Contracts, owned by said Corporation, 
and are payable to it at its office, which is 
situated as aforesaid, and the payment 
thereof is secured by pledge and hypotheca- 
tion of Bonds of Railroad and Quasi-Public 
Corporations and other securities. 

rt — (a) Real Estate situated in the City and 
County of San Francisco ($809,512.30), and 
in the Counties of Santa Clara ($15,314.16), 
and Alameda ($2,814.50), in this State, the 

actual value of which is 827,640.96 

(b) The Land and Building in which said 
Corporation keeps its said office, the actual 

value of which is 979,156.11 

The Condition of said Real Estate is that 
it belongs to said Corporation, and part of 
it is productive. 



Total Assets $57,833,541.20 



LIABILITIES. 

I — Said Corporation Owes Deposits amounting 

to and the actual value of which is $53,833,541.20 

Number of Depositors 82,828 

Average Amount of Deposits $649.59 

2— Reserve Fund, Actual Value 4,000,000.00 



Total Liabilities $57,833,541.20 

THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, 

By JAMES R. KELLY, President. 
THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, 

By R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 
State of California, City and County of San Franciscoss. 

JAMES R. KELLY and R. M. TOBIN, being each duly 
sworn, each for himself, savs: That said JAMES R. KELLY is 
President and that said R'. M. TOBIN is Secretary of THE 
HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, the Corpora- 
tion above mentioned, and that the foregoing statement is true. 

JAMES R. KELLY, President. 

R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 1912 

CHAS. T. STANLEY. 
Notary Public in and for the City and County of San Francisco, 
State of California. 







January 6, 1912 



and California Advertiser 




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A L®v©p 9 s "Lnto&y T© Wmm"' 



&i^ : 



By the germinating seed 

And the blossoming of the weed, 

By the fruitage that doth feed — 

Oh, hear! 

. 
By the light's reviving kiss, 
By the law that wakes to bliss 
Butterfly from chrysalis, 

Oh, hear! 

By the raptures of the Spring, 
And the myriad flowers that bring 
Incense, at her feet to fling, 
Oh, hear! 

By the water-lily shrine 
And the syrinx that is thine, 
By its melodies divine, 
Oh, hear! 

By the fragrance of the glade, 
By thy slumber in the shade 
And thy bed, of mosses made, 
Oh, hear! 

By the budding mysteries 
And the leafy glory of the trees — 
By the human eye that sees. 
Oh, hear! 

By the wistful hopes that throng 
To thy chantry of sweet song, 
By our power to love and long, 
Oh, hear! 

By the dawning's tender beam, 
By the twilight's westering gleam, 
By the soul's enduring dream, 
Oh, hear! 

By the summer's ardent quest, 
And the balm of winter rest — 
By the calm of Nature's breast, 
Oh, hear! 

By the wonder of thy plan, 
By thy boundless gifts to man — 
By thy deathless sell, great Pan! 
Oh, hear! 

-Florence Earle Coates in The North American Review. 



"It isn't the size ot the gift, but the spirit that goes with 

it that counts," she said, softly. "Who is going to get a twenty- 
five cent present from us now?" asked her husband promptly. — 
Detroit Free Press. 



"Here's somethirg for Burbank to look into." "What?" 

"Training a Christmas tree to sprout its own presents." — Louis- 
ville Courier-Journal. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 
The i ' 

street, B n*ESl i \v 

of lo o'clock a. m 

nf 1 >ir- 

■ 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
The Htbernia Savings and Loan Society. 



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Por Lhe six tnon 

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STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

BANK OF ITALY 

Member Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco and the San Fran- 
cisco Clearing House Association. 
DECEMBER 30, 1911, 
Assets. 

First Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . i [$] 99 

Ileal Estate, Bank Buildings, Furniture, Fixtures and 

Deposit Vaults ;■■■■ 774 45 

Time Loans tColl ral and Personal) 326|S! 

Customers' Liability under Letters ol Credil ], ,;, . . 

Other Assets > , 

United Status. State, Municipal and other Bonds.. $1,638,000.00 

Demand Loans (Collateral and Personal) 1,678 1S1 80 

CASH 1,074,170.44 1,390,362.24 



¥8,379,347 02 
Liabilities. 

Capital Fully Paid $1,000,000. On 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 301,649 1 

Dividends Unpaid 30,506.00 

Letters of Credit 17,735.51 

Deposits: Savings $4,125,993.02 

Commercial 3.003,463.37 7,129,456.30 



f-8,379, 347.02 
State of California, City and County of San Francisco|ss. 

A. P. Giannini and A. Pedrini, being each separately duly sworn, each for 
himself, says: That sai<l A. P. Giannini is vice -president and that said a. 
Pedrini is cashier of the Dank of Italy, the corporation above mentioned, 

and that every state at contained therein is true to oui own knowledge 

and belief. 

A. P. GIANNINI. 
A. PEDRINI. 
Subscribed run] sworn to befoi-e me this 30th day ol December, 1911. 

Tin ».\i \s S. BURNS, Notary Public. 

THE STORY OF OUR GROWTH 

As Shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Assets. 

December 31, 1904 $285,436.97 

December 31, 1905 1,021.290.80 

December 31, 1106 1,899,947.28 

December 31, 1907 2,221,347.35 

December 31, 1408 2,574,004.90 

December 31, 1909 3,817,217.79 

December 31, 1910 6,539,861.47 



DECEMBER 31, 1911 



$8,379,347.02 



SCATENA .. 

i \X.\l.\i Vico-Pres. 

ii. GIANNINI Vlce-Prea. 

PEDRINI 



OFFICERS, 

President V F. FERROGGIARO. ..Asst Cashier 

F. KRONENBERG, Jr..Assl I ll rtl< I 

■'. W. 1:101.1 \sst. Cashier 

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11. SCIILIEWIENSKY ... igei Foreign i 

W. \V. DOUGLAS ........M i 

Saving r befon rest from 

January 1st 
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STREET BRANCH -.1 ■. Ifasoi 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. 

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ceipl of I HEH) -IV VAULTS AR] 

each da; iTIL 12 O'l ILl .CK MIDNIGHT, INCLI I) 

INO 8UNI lAYS VND HOLD 'AYS, 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
The German Savings and Loan Society. (The German Bank.) 

Francisco.) 
For Hi.' naif yeai i dividend has b 

■ 

nds not called 
for are udiied t,> t: nn dividends from January 1. 

OEOROE TOURNT, 

ner 7th avem 





DIVIDEND 


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January 6, 1912. 




THE WOMAN OF THE WINDING SHEET. 

When she was born, the candle showed 

Its baleful bode, 
A tiny s!iroud that wavered on the brink, 
Then slowly in a mimic lake did sink — 

A mimic lake of fire — 

Fulfilling its desire. 

The very stones her feet did tread 

Shrank v/ith dread, 
Or pain, or e'en perchance with thrill of pity; 
While you and I who markt her in the city, 

With meaning, scornful smile, 

Thankt God we were not vile. 

When that, her soul long dead, at last 

Her body passed, 
One said, who placed two tapers by her bier, 
(That burn'd so softly thro' the night, and clear), 

"How pure she looks, and sweet, 

Within her winding-sheet." w. f. m. 



THE WARDENS OF THE WALL. 

"And I came to a place upon the great caravan highway, 
where there was a fortress that had held hundreds of men; and 
there were ten old, old men in charge of it." — Narrative of a 
traveler through Tibet. 



THE LIGHTNING FLASH. 

That sudden shower that hurried by 

Curtained the canopy of blue; 
Its angry clouds transformed a sky 

That only genial sunshine knew. 

I heard the rustle of a breeze 

That makes the human instinct sure — 

A warning noise among the trees, 
The downfall's certain overture. 

The birds withheld their jocund strains, 

The cattle to their coverts crept, 
As on the drowning grass and grains 

The watery battalions leapt. 

The caught pedestrian on the street, 

The vehicle that made delay, 
Each urged a "double-quick" retreat; 

The farmer's men left grain and hay. 

The dust that lately stifling rose, 

And came in clouds that signal drouth, 

Was stilled ; and where a small brook flows, 
Sharp lightning came from west and south. 

It glimmered over field and hill, 

It wrote upon the thirsty sod 
(I see its startling outlines still) 

The Mazing "Autograph of God!" 

— Joel Benton in The Outlook. 



With ropes of pearl, with sandal-wood, 
With cedar, calamus, and myrrh, 

The camels through the solitude 
Rode to the queen of Nineveh. 

From China by the desert way, 
Through Balkh and Heliopolis, 

The caravans by night and day 
Rode southward to Semiramis, 

With broidered silk and shining jade, 
With silver and with ivory, 

With flowers that knew not how to fade, 
With carven bronze and ebony. 

A thousand warriors held the wall 
Wherefrom the caravans wound on. 

Into the night that folds them all 
The scented caravans are gone. 

Long since, the last great gilded prow 
Bore southward the last reveler, 

And hungrily the vultures now 
Follow the lonely traveler. 

And on the fortress in the sands 
Now all day long the vultures sit, 

And ten old men with shaking hands 
Are all the wardens left of it. 

And seldom to the fortressed gate 

Between the vultures and the snow 

Comes one to hear the wardens prate 
Of the lost thousand, long ago. 

And how the armored warriors came, 
With scented cedar-wood and myrrh, 

With broidered silk like changing flame, 
Over the snows to Nineveh. 

— Ethel Talbot in Harper's. 




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the Rogue River to the lake, which, with the surrounding moun- 
tains, forms a national park. Disappointed in their efforts, a 
State appropriation having been held unconstitutional, they 
raised $25,000 and improved the road so that several thousand 
autos visited it last summer. 

Government engineers have just finished a $10,000 survey 

for a scenic drive around the lake, with four main highways 

____^ connecting it with the neighboring country. The Medford 

> ' '& Commercial Club recently drafted resolutions commending the 

Licenses were issued to the following new automobile owners people of their city and of the county, as well as Governor 

in San Francisco and vicinity for the week ending Dec. 30th. West and others, for their efforts in improving the road, and 

The total number of licenses issued for the State for the same ur 2 in g the Congressional delegation, the Secretary of the In- 

period ivas 522. terior, and the Forestry Service, to secure an appropriation 

, ° _ _ T „ . c. -r, , .,. ^ , for the Crater Lake National Park at the next session of 

RICHARDSON, MRS. ELLA, 1010 Bryant St.. Palo Alto Chalmers „ 

MAGNER BROS.. 419 Jackson St., S. F Oakland Congress. 

boure. Campbell. 275 Turk St., s. f White Should such an appropriation be granted and the road built, 

nteri, Alfredo, 739 Filbert St.. s. f Home-made one of the finest drives from all parts of the Coast would be up 

rose. j. m.. pieasanton E-M-F. trie Pacific Highway to Medford, and thence to this remarkable 

!£55X -™ JL"^S s°« ^fT f ■ SF ■; ' BU ' Ck 1^, which is still as much an object of wonder and mystery to 

GREYSTONE CO.. 110 Sutter St.. S. F American ' . . " , J . , . ' ' 

gillmore, Alexander, 219 Predta Ave., s. f Rambler white men as it is of horror to their red brothers. 

aOEWAY, J. M., St. Francis Hotel. S. F Winton * * * 

HENRY. MRS. T. Cornelia , Apte, O'Farrell St. S. F Overland Th t j fh f t insignia will be permitted to appear 

ACME GARAGE & A. L. CO., 424 Stuiiynii St.. S. F Winton n ... „. , . & ... ^ , „„ ... if., 

landreth. h. M., Palace Hotel, s. f Rambler on Pacific Highway^ signs except the words _ Pacific Hlgh- 

mason, w. c, 307 Commercial Bidg., Oakland white way," the letters "N" and "S" and two arrows indicating direc- 

maschio. john, s. e. Cor. Nowe and Mather sts.. Oakland ...Chalmers tions, seems to be the concensus of opinion among those promi- 

dean, e. n.. Bacon Bids.. Oakland Euick nen t j n the work of the big trunk highway. It has also been 

™ S J2r'r?»^," v V ■ , " ft 7;' n ,:' n " Wtt Sts. Oakland.. Qarford j d t makg j, ft j . f . g ; mater ; al; and 

FITZGERALD. R. M., Van Burcn and Bellevue. Oakland Detroit r , . , . ,,..,, , 6 ., , ,. , „ ,, 01 , 

sterlina. c. n.. 310 west Santa Clara Ave., San Jose Reliance c o lor . with the N and an arrow at the top and the letter b 

toffelmier. d. w.. San Leandro Everitt and an arrow at the bottom. 

mason-mcduffie co., Shattuck and Addison sts.. Berkeley Buiek Thus far, all the Pacific Highway signs have been erected 

Andrews, nelson. 1436 Spruce St.. Berkeley Rambler t h rou gh the efforts of city automobile clubs, who have been 

FUEITAS, J. R., 205 N. Market St.. San Jose Hudson . ., ... r I • u • ul i ,1. * til 

meyer. julian j., 2-. pine St.. s. p Chalmers g' ven the privilege of placing their emblems at the top of the 

sterns, w. J., Napa Maxwell sheet-steel diamonds. The officers of the Association, how- 

konesky, j. r.. 3763 Mission St.. s. f National ever, having thought the matter over, are convinced that the 

benard. ohvia h.. ciairmont Country cinb. Oakland Kissei use f suc h emblems gives the general public a wrong im- 

MAC'DONQTJGH, W. O. B 318 Kearny St S. F. Chalmers pression . Seeing the crestSi the average man is apt t o con- 

nii.sc'il. J, A. and WEEKS IT.. 1281 Ninth St., s, F Northern . j ,l , r r iv l ■ • -i c .i_ K. r, z 

stove, r. p., castle Crag vis.. Oakland clud e that Pacific Highway is primarily for the benefit of 

ZELLSRBACH PAPER CO., Oakland Detroit motorists who wish to tour. This is really only a secondary 

haioht, Miss J. c, 126 Orange St., Oakland Detroit consideration. Pacific Highway's first and foremost function 

holler, WM., 176 mb at., Oakland Packard j s as a means of communication between communities and 

abena, chas.. 920 9th si., Oakland Premier f armers 

EDMONDS, NANA, CharlerolX AptS., S. P Columbus . • , . 

GARRETT & THOMAS, 1st Nat Bank Bldg., W Hand Mitchell Another argument advanced against the use of emblems is 

Davis, frank. 297 s Whltnei si. San Jose Mitchell that local authorities through whose domains the Highway 

bean, w. b„ £241 a Derby st.. i E-M-F passes will be apt to think that the auto club whose name ap- 

holland, i i 15 in i i i lie Ran n p ear s will care for tdV markers' maintenance without any as- 

E35TE mtV/st?* k ■■..'■ ; -stance. It is true that the signs were erected by automobile 

eaton, DR. GEO. i... !1 Com wealth, s, i-' \i... men . -O r these are generally in the van of good roads move- 

SPRECKBLS, kii i i.i'ii. 1st Nat Bank Bldg., s f Loco ments; but the rare of the signs should be the duty of those 

SPITZBR, m. 5201 Wentworth st. Oakland Rambler benefited by them. 

11111 ' ' ■ Jl '' It is probable that the Pacific Highway Association will soon 

SMITH. DR. D. B., 3262 Iv mi, St. Prultvale Buick .. re- • , .. ■ ,, «., ... .. , ., 

Zimmerman, prank i I Regal take , offic1 ?' action in the matter. All specifications of the 

topham, 'iiAs n mm, mi i markers wnl be decided at that time. At present the signs are 

edb, w . 338 Kearni St., s v Cadillac fifteen inches square, of galvanized iron, set on ten-foot posts 

brinbgar, mrs n. 1326 Pacific n four bv four. The signs are painted in white enamel with 

iuei.l. DR. V. N unento st. S. P B-M-F. hlack letters 

PACIFIC PIPE & [TLB CO., 181 Bern st.. s K. PUndrn • • • 

TBAPANI, a., sit Washington St, s. F Btudebal 

whiting GEO., in 49th St., s. p, o ti.m.i A splendid alternate route through Oregon and Northern 

u \v lost Green St, S P California, as a part of Pacific Highway, has been discovered by 

JENSEN, ii Pins St., 3. F American h. L. Keats. J. B. Yeon and A. E. Coovert. orominent Portland 

CARHOLNrai M WOOD PR] u California St, S. 1 ,„t„^,„K:i» ™=„ ..,!,„ ;„„™=„_J ,„^»„fl.. <„-. .v,,» „:»,. J„.„« 

MEYBl automobile men who ,oumeyed recently from that city down 

PAUL, 1043 Valencia St. S i' into the Cjolden Jitate. 

sachs. SANFORD. ho Geary St, 8. i' B ■• \ The new route, considerably to the east of the regular 

Stewart, J. o st Mark, i akiand Pacific Hichway line, traverses the level country of Wasco, 

PBAKE-MUNRO! i Shattuck Ave.. 1 I Crook and Lake Counties, passing through splendid lake scen- 
ery in the southern part of the State, and at the confines of Cali- 

Who on the Pacific Coast has not heard of Crater Lake? Set fornia. While perhaps more desirable as a touring road, it is 

like a sapphire far up in the lava mountains of Lake County, not so valuable economically as the regular road, passing as it 

Oregon, over two thousand feet deep, and with no apparent in- does through a sparsely oopulated district. 

let or outlet, with perpendicular walls of terrific height, the The party shipped their machine to the Dalles, and went 

"mystic mere" has been a prospective goal for tourists for from thence via Mcro, Shaniko, Antelope, Metatius and Prine- 

years. Geologists say th?t when Mount Mazama was an active ville to Bend. By the evening of the second day out they 

volcano — much more -ecently than other volcanos — the weigh; reached Silver Lake in Lake County. From there they jour- 

of the top became too heavy for the molten lava six or sever, neyed to Paisley, Lakevi^w. and the border. Their first Califor- 

thousand feet below; so the crown of the peak caved in and wa; nia stopping place was Alturas in Modoc County, going on 

re-fused. Wizard Island, a nine hundred foot peak rising from and crossing the Pitt river at Fall River Mills. The end of the 

the depths near the shore, and with a small crater of its owr.. fourth day saw the party in Redding, Shasta County. Thence 

represents the "hst expiring breath" of this dead Cyclops. they continued into California over the regular Pacific High- 

For four years the people of Jackson County, and of its me way route, 

tropolis, Medford, having been working for a scenic highway uj Though the new route is one of splendid roads and great 



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scenery, the officers of the Pacific Highway Association do not 
regard it as the best one, because it passes through a country of 
few inhabitants. "The first duty of Pacific Highway is to the 
dweller on the land," says President J. T. Ronald. "The tour- 
ist's interests come second. For that reason we feel that the 
present route is the best. But tourists may just as well take the 

alternate, if they so desire." 

* * * 

That the second annual 500 mile International Sweepstakes 
Race, scheduled for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next 
Decoration Day. May 30, 1912, is destined to be even greater 
than the first of these long events is guaranteed already by the 
interest which both American and foreign motor racing stars 
have taken in the contest. Although the event is more than 
five months away, three entries have been made, the last being 
a Fiat entered by the Pacific Coast Motor Car Company of 
Los Angeles, California, with Joe Matson nominated as the 
driver. The giant Italian car which Matson will drive comes 
very near to the 600 cubic inch limit of the race, having S89 
cubic inches piston displacement. It is the same car which 
Matson drove in the Vanderbilt Cup Race in Savannah, and 
which was a formidable contender until one of the radiator 
swivels was broken by the strain of making a turn at high 
speed. The car is owned by the Pacific Coast Motor Car Com- 
pany, Western agents for the Fiat. 

Matson is a driver of international reputation, having driven 
a Chalmers, Corbin and other cars to successes in the past. In 
1909 he won the Massapequa event in the Vanderbilt Cup Race 
on Long Island ; he also won the Indiana Trophy event at Crown 
Point, Indiana, in a Chalmers. Matson has driven many great 
race victories on mile tracks as well as on the road, and has a 
reputation for fearlessness and mechanical skill. 

The winning of the Grand Prize Race by a Fiat car, driven by 
David Bruce-Brown, places these Italian machines in the ranks 
of the most feared contenders in the motor racing game. Mat- 
son has started work on his 500-mile race car, and will do noth- 
ing else before the big event but put his motor into fit condi- 
tion. 

The other two entries in the 500-mile race were made by the 
Ideal Motor Car Company of Indianapolis, who entered two 
Stutz cars, nominating Gil Anderson as the driver of one, leav- 
ing the other pilot unnamed. Because of the splendid showing 
made by the Stutz in the last 500 mile race, these two entries 
are considered important. 

That the field will be by far the best which ever has started 
in any event is assured by the fact that $50,000 is to be divided 
among the first twelve cars to finish; the winner of the lace to 
receive $20,000. This is the richest purse that ever has been 
hung up for any contest of the kind, and probably is far greater 
than any other race course can afford to offer. Several of the 
best foreign drivers have become interested because of the 
rich reward, and are planning to come to America as contest- 
ants. This will be the first great American track race in which 
the foreign race drivers have appeared in any number. 

From the standpoint of the motor enthusiast, the race is cer- 
tain to be doubly interesting because of the speed requirements. 
Every car must show a speed of seventy-five miles per hour 
for the distance of one lap of two and one-half miles. After 
this severe test, if there are more than thirty cars ready to 
start, only the thirty fastest in competitive trial will be allowed 
to take the word in the long grind. 

* * * 

How many things enter into making a motor car easy-riding, 
how much ingenuity has been spent in refining this quality, few 
of even experienced automobile owners and drivers realize. Of 
course, good upholstery is essential; so are good springs. The 
little details of construction which among them help to take 
up road-shocks, vibration, and the strain of sudden changes in 
speed or unexpected turns, are less conspicuous, yet it is they 
that make for real comfort. 

The marvelous rapidity of the development of the motor car 
in this country is due in no small measure to the spirit in which 
J. Frank Duryea, the builder of the first successful American 
gasoline automobile, went about his work. Duryea is an in- 
ventor, not a discoverer. He made up his mind, to start with, 
as to what constituted the highest degree of enjoyment in 
motoring, and then kept that standard before him in designing 
every detail. The same principle has been applied to each 
step in the creation of the present highly-perfected Stevens- 



Duryea from the original "Duryea-Wagon" — the pioneer of 
American "horseless carriage," which was a buggy with high, 
slender wheels propelled by an engine set under the body. 

A good lubricating system, the use of ball bearings instead 
of flat bearings, a generous wheel base that avoids some of 
the jolt of rough going, and such things, are obvious necessi- 
ties. But smooth mechanical performance, and protection 
against the jar caused by the naturally rigid action of machin- 
ery of any kind, are equally necessary — not only for physical 
ease, but for the mental ease given by a sense of security, and 
for the long life of the car. When Duryea brought out the 
six-cylinder engine, with its long stroke and steady action, he 
was laughed at by other builders, just as he had been when 
he brought out the four-cylinder engine in the two-cylinder 
days. But since then, six-cylinders have become the standard 
for fine cars. 

Duryea's idea of putting the whole power plant into one 
closely connected piece of mechanism, instead of having sev- 
eral distinct parts, with a consequent loss of stability (and in- 
cidentally power) which has become known as the "unit- 
power-plant" idea, was also scoffed at when he first applied 
it. Now it has been taken up by others. The same is true of 
the method of attaching the engine to the frame of the car at 
only three points, so that however the wheels may be lifted out 
of line by road obstacles, or the position of the front of the 
car twisted, the alignment of the shaft that transmits the power 
to the rear wheels shall not be disturbed. 

* * * 

The exhibits of the Remy Electric Company at the New 
York, Chicago and Boston automobile shows will be adapted 
especially for the education of motor car owners. For the edu- 
cation of the man who stands at the side of the road when 
his motor stops and blames all his trouble on ignition, a special 
invitation is given to inspect the Remy Magneto exhibits. The 
entire line of Remy Magnetos and coils will be shown in actual 
operation, and the principles of ignition will be explained in 
detail. For show purposes, all apparatus will be arranged so 
that the construction of the magnetos, as well as designs and 
workmanship, will be clearly shown. 

There will be working models of all of the latest develop- 
ments in Remy Magnetos and electrical lighting devices. The 
Inductor or Remy method of ignition will be fully explained, 
showing the many advantages and the increased efficiency of 
this type of magneto. The stationary winding which elimin- 
ates all revolving wires and sliding contacts will be demon- 
strated particularly for the enlightenment of the lay mind. Ad- 
vantages of the new product known as "Bakelite" for the dis- 
tributor parts, now used exclusively in the Remy productions, 
will be explained. 

A "hot spark low-speed test" has been arranged in connec- 
tion with the display of the new Remy Magnetos, which will be 
a significant feature of al! the Remy exhibits. This test is 
positive proof that the new type Remy Magneto will produce 
a hot spark at al! times and under all conditions, and that with 
the Remy Magneto the motor can be throttled down to lower 
speed than with any other make of magnetos. 

This hot spark test is made by using a glass chamber con- 
taining air at 100 pounds compression, and with the spark plug 
gap set at 1-50 of an inch, while the magneto shaft is turned 
at only 100 revolutions per minute. 

The new Remy Magnetos are the only ignition devices to 
pass this critical test successfully, and they have done so re- 
peatedly without missing a shot. This is a perfection in igni- 
tion that each manufacturer has been striving to achieve ever 
since the first magneto was made, and the new Remy, which 
will be displayed at the automobile shows is the answer to this 
universal demand for an unfailing ignition device giving the 
same hot spark at low speed when spark is fully retarded that 
it does at high speed. 

A representative of the Remy Service Department will be 
on hand constantly for consultation and explanations of all the 
ignition devices, past and present, manufactured by the Remy 
Electric Company. 

* * * 

A United States Tire man who has followed the development 
of the automobile from its inception, has the following to say 
regarding valves: 

"It is a remarkable fact that the valve insides to-day are the 
same that were used twenty years ago on bicycle tires. In 



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fact, the valve is about the only individual part of automobile 
construction that has not been greatly improved. My observa- 
tion is, that a great deal of tire trouble is due to leaky valves 
and this is particularly annoying because frequently the real 
cause is not discovered until after the shoe has been taken off. 
In any event, the only remedy is replacing the valve-inside, and 
this necessitates pumping an empty tube. Furthermore, if the 
inside sticks, it is more than likely that the little prongs at the 
top will be twisted off so that the inside cannot be removed at 
all. Often, assuming that no difficulty has been experienced 
in taking out the inside, a new inside will not remedy the trou- 
ble, because the small external rubber washers rot and stretch 
so fast that they are quite likely to be defective, although ap- 
parently in good condition. Furthermore, the inner metal 
shoulder in the outer tube, against which this washer seats, may 
be burred or worn, and the least defect will cause the washer to 
tear. 

"Great care is needed in inserting the inside, because it must 
be screwed tight to seat the washer, but if screwed too tight it 
may tear the washer. T have put into the same tube two or three 
new insides in succession without stopping the leak, and the 
pumping involved produced as much perspiration as would re- 
sult from an equal number of punctures. 

"I have also seen persistent leaks through the check valves 
themselves. These valves are so infinitesimally small that it 
is impossible to tell by inspection whether they are defective 
or not, so that it is a matter of luck whether or no a new inside 
will remedy the difficulty. The small size of the inflating pas- 
sage and the proportionally large back pressure area result in 
the use of a great deal more muscle in pumping than ought to 
be necessary. 

"On several occasions during the past four years I have had 
a whole new valve put into an otherwise serviceable tube. This 
is more expensive than any other tube repair; and, furthermore, 
if the repair is carelessly done, the tube is likely to be spoiled." 

* * * 

"I wonder how many people have ever stopped to consider 
how far they walk in a year in the ordinary course of business 
and home life, and through the course of the day," said Dr. 
Charles G. Percival, who has made 40,000 miles in eighteen 
months in the Abbott-Detroit "Bull Dog." 

"If one takes the bother to figure it up, the estimate will 
surprise them, and then again if they take this day's estimate 
a little larger by figuring there are 365 days in the year, it will 
stagger them, and then a journey of 40,000 miles like I have 
just made in touring every State in the Union and around the 
borders of the United States in the famous Abbott-Detroit 
'Bull Dog' does not seem so very big, but it took me exactly 
eighteen months to make this long automobile journey, and 
every mile of it is replete with interesting and exciting inci- 
dents. What would take an ordinary person traveling a life- 
time to accomplish on foot I have done in a little over a year 
in the sturdy 1910 Abbott, and like the Wandering Jew, I am 
still going, and my Ponce de Leon quest is a 100,000 miles in 
the one automobile, and, iudging from its excellent present con- 
dition after having pounded out 40,000 miles over every con- 
ceivable kind of highway, mountain trail and desert path, from 
Mexico to the Klondike, it bids fair to be able to accomplish 
the remaining 60,000 miles I have allotted to it. 

"It is interesting to note the following interesting statistics 
which I have compiled after much investigation for compari- 
son with my present mileage in the Abbott-Detroit. 

"First, a farm laborer moving behind the plow or harrow in 
the field at an estimated speed of two miles per hour for eight 
working hours will take eight years to cover 25,000 miles. 
which I have accomplished in eight months. 

"Then there is the tailor who scarcely moves at all. His 
needle moves at the rate of once to the second, and covers some 
20 inches each time, and at 12 miles a day for 10 hours' labor, 
he will make 4,000 miles a year for 300 working days, and ir. 
6 years equal to the 'Bull Dog' mileage. 

"Your city clerk walks a bit, though he doesn't know it. He 
averages nearly 700 miles a year, and in a working life-time 
just about reaches 25,000 miles. Your post-office sorter anc 
your billiard or pool plaver, the letter carrier and the messen- 
ger boy all cover their 25.000 miles in a very few years, as doe 
the rural free delivery mail carrier. 

"The average physician, either with country or city practice 
is also a large consumer of mileage, and so are the followers o. 



many other occupations too numerous to mention. Your eleva- 
tor operator in a large city sky-scraper is probably the most 
extensive traveler of all, and in 15 years of continuous service 
will roll up a mileage that would astound even himself, as he 
covers approximately some 15,000 miles a year. 

"No matter what your occupation may be, you are a traveler, 
and a calculation of the distance you have covered in the 
course would, if figured, no doubt surprise you." 

Late this week the announcement was made that Captain F. 
W. Cole would once again be seen on automobile row actively 
engaged in the motor car industry. A despatch from Detroit 
says that the Captain has purchased an interest in the King 
Motor Car Company, assuming the duties of assistant to the 
president of the company and director of sales. 

Captain Cole will be remembered as the head of the Pacific 
Motor Car Company during the time when the agency for the 
E-M-F and Flanders was much in the public eye on account 
of the Flanders-Studebaker battle. 

The fact that the Captain is coming back to San Francisco 
to sell a direct factory proposition indicates that he will assume 
his former active position in the trade. 
Captain Cole, during his comparatively brief connection with 
the San Francisco automobile business, became one of the best- 
known members of the trade. His first appearance was as a 
member of the Pacific Motor Car Company, in which he bought 
the interests of J. M. Costigan, one of the pioneers of the local 
trade. This firm handled, as it still does, the Stevens-Duryea 
car. 

Following this venture, Captain Cole and Al. Morrison, sales 
manager of the Pacific Motor Car Company, secured the agency 
for the Cadillac car in Northern California. Subsequently he 
sold his interests to Morrison and the latter's backers, and later 
disposed of his interests in the Pacific Motor Car Company to 
new capital represented by Colonel A. W. Bradbury, the present 
manager. Captain Cole's energy is reflected in the magnificent 
building at Golden Gate avenue and Polk street, occupied by 
the Pacific Motor Car Company and Don Lee. 

Cole is expected to reach San Francisco in about three weeks, 
by which time his demonstrating cars will also be here. The 
King is known as the "Silent 36," and a feature of its construc- 
tion is the elimination of a large number of parts. 

• * * 

California has captured another record. The Howard Auto- 
mobile Company announced on Thursday of this week that a 
contract has been closed with *he Buick factory for a train load 
of Buicks, the train to consist of fifty freight cars. This is a 
world's record, it being the largest shipment of automobiles ever 
made by any one factory at one time to a single representative. 
The Howard Automobile Company will be called upon to draw 
a check for something in the neighborhood of $300,000 on the 
arrival of the train. The train will begin its journey on the 25th 
of the present month. 

• * * 

Automobile owners must be classed among the most intelli- 
gent and desirable buyers, says H. D. McCoy, of the firm of 
Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Company. This statement of 
McCoy's was the result of the annual conference of the heads 
of the different branches recently held in Los Angeles. At that 
conference business of the company for the last twelve months 
was thoroughly canvassed, and the stock on hand considered, 
to see just what the owners were buying. McCoy says it is sur- 
prising to watch the trend of trade, and what is in demand. 
A few years ago, novelties of any kind would find a ready mar- 
ket, but to-day any accessory must have some worth not only 
in use but in quality. Chanslor & Lyon always have to carry 
a certain amount of the cheaper lines, but their yearly sales 
show a big decrease, while the demand for higher-grade acces- 
sories totaled more than ever before. The motor car owner of 
the present day cannot be considered as buying his first car. 
He has had experience. He knows what he wants, and he 
wants it good. It is the realization of this fact at the annual 
conference a vear ago that undoubtedly resulted in the com- 
pany doing the largest accessory' business ever enjoyed by any 
one during any one year. 

"My advice." said Mr. McCoy, "has always been to Eastern 
factory representatives. Don't bring your goods to the Pacific 
Coast without they have merit and value. It is a land of wise 
buyers.' " 



26 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



Despite the accuracy which is obtainable with modern meth- 
ods and machinery, it is a well-known fact that no two cars 
which are turned out from the same factory, of the same mater- 
ials and supposedly under identical conditions, are exactly 
alike. They differ slightly and require to be adjusted, for 
which purpose a corps of trained mechanics is retained. In 
the road test each car is required to attain a certain maximum 
speed before being turned over to be finished. It is the duty of 
the tester to obtain this speed or to say why it is not possible. 
To him falls the work of ascertaining the best possible position 
for the spark and throttle control levers for maximum power 
and efficiency. When he has found that particular position and 
the car performs to his satisfaction, it is returned to the finishing 
shops and the ester is the only one who knows that if the spark 
is advanced one-sixteenth of an inch or retarded as much, the 
efficiency of the motor is increased or decreased accordingly. 

After all the careful testing that has been carried on to dis- 
cover the proper position of the spark advance lever for the 
greatest efficiency — the point at which the motor will deliver 
the greatest power — the car is shipped to the distributing agent 
with an instruction book saying "the best position for the spark 
advance lever for ordinary running is about the center of the 
quadrant," if, indeed, the book says anything at all about the 
subject. As a matter of fact, it may not be "about the center of 
the quadrant" for that particular car, though the purchaser has 
no way of finding that out — at 'least, he has not the certain way 
that is at the command of the manufacturer. There is just one 
spot on the quadrant over which the lever should be placed for 
the greatest efficiency, and there is just one man who knows that 
spot — the tester. Also there is just one simple way of insuring 
that the salesman or the demonstrator, or the purchaser, may 
know that spot — let it be marked before the car leaves the fac- 
tory, or rather before the car leaves the tester's hands. Appar- 
ently it is a trifling matter, but it is one of the many "trifles" 
that count. 

The pleasure and comfort of electric cars has been multiplied 
many times over by the invention of an easy-riding tire that 
doesn't puncture, blow out or skid. No longer must the woman 
driver be subjected to the worry and annoyance of pneumatic 
tires. Neither need she go to the other extreme by having hard, 
uncomfortable solid tires put on her car. She can now have 
Motz Cushion Tires. The thousands of women drivers of elec- 
trics have _lately_found utter security and satisfaction in Motz 
Cushion Tires. So almost a score of makers of electric pleasure 
cars are now equipping their machines with Motz Cushion Tires. 

* • * 

Miss Charlotte E. Moise, grand-daughter of the Rev. F. F. 
Jewell, one of the best and most favorably known publicity 
agents on automobile row, came to her death the early part of 
this week. Automobile dealers in San Francisco and other 
bay cities regret her early demise, as she was regarded as a 
booster for the trade in general. Miss Moise never neglected 
an opportunity to advance the good roads movement in Cali- 
fornia. The newspaper editors about the bay always accepted 
everything she wrote for the trade, knowing it to be authentic. 

* * * 

_ The Michelin Tire Company has been receiving many tes- 
timonials of satisfaction from users of Michelin Steel Studded 
Anti-Skid Tires, among which is the following from a San 
Francisco user, Mr. G. W. Berton, 519 California street: "I beg 
to advise that on looking on my memorandum I found that my 
Michelin Anti-Skid Casing has run 4,132 miles. This is cer- 
tainly very satisfactory" 

This tire gives anti-skid service without the use of chains and 
because of its efficiency and endurance, has made a great many 
friends. 



The time has now arrived when trucks can be made in quan- 
tities, says Mr. M. L. Pulcher, general manager of the Federal 
Motor Truck Company, Detroit, Michigan. The Federal Motor 
Truck Company announces its policy relative to prices for the 
season of 1912, and are offering their one-ton chassis, either 
110 inch wheelbase or 144 inch wheelbase, complete with 
driver's seat, in the priming coat, at $1,800. This price is made 
possible only by the Federal Company's past experience, the 
success of the truck itself, buying the material in large quanti- 
ties, economical manufacturing, and producing only one model. 

It is a well known fact that there has been no comparison be- 
tween values of trucks and pleasure cars, for the pleasure car 
maker has enjoyed the quantity production, while the truck 
manufacturer has bought his materials and manufactured in 
smaller quantities; consequently he has been forced to ask a 

high orice. 

» * * 

The Pacific Motor Car Company has just delivered to Mrs 
A. L. Kahn another six-cylinder, seven-passenger Stevens-Dur- 
yea motor car. 

* * * 

Mr. T. S. Crellin has just taken delivery of another Stevens- 
Duryea seven-passenger 1912 touring car from the Pacific 
Motor Car Company. 




>^#<2NE^ 



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"Always There' 

Once again this fact has been demonstrated by the 
winning of the famous Los Angeles-Phoenix road 
race by the Splltdorf Equipped National 40, driven 
by Harvey Herrick. 

Not only did Splltdorf Equipped cars win this great 
race, but they took third and fourth places, also 
being equipment on the Midland and Bulck cars that 
placed in this order. 

This was not all: In the track races held at Phoenix 
on November 9th, out of seven races Splltdorf 
Equipped cars took SIX FIRSTS, FOUR SECONDS. 
AND THREE THIRDS. 

ft Insist Upon SPLITDORF EOUIPMENT Write for catalogue 

J/ C. F. SPLITDORF 

/ fj Pacific Coast Branch 430 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 



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Motor Cars 



The Thomas B. Jeffery Company of California, 285 Geary Street, San Francisco 

For Sale. — 1910 Winton Automobile. Perfect condition; 

fully equipped. Warner Speedometer; top; glass front; clock; 
tire irons; trunk rack; Prest-o-Lite tank; electric and oil lamps; 
two horns — bulb and electric; two tire covers; two extra tires; 
two extra tubes. Address, Owner, 21 Sutter Street. 'Phone 
Kearny 3594. 




This Year— Next Year-Every Year 

MICHELIN ANTI-SKID TIRES 

We have the same customers on Anti-Skids every year 

ASK THEM WHY? 

MICHELIN TIRE COMPANY 



San Francisco 



Los Angeles 



Seattle 




January 6, 1912. 



and Califo lia Advertiser 



27 



"Over E! Camino Real in a Pierce-Arrow Car" is a splei 
didly illustrated booklet published by the Pierce-Arrow Sale.^ 
Motor Car Co., of Buffalo, N. Y. It is an excellent guide for 
any one desiring to make the tour, and it gives the history of 
the early Mission as well as the many stopping places to b<_- 
found en route. It also prints a map in detail. 

* * 3fc 

The Pacific Motor Car Company has just delivered to Mrs 
M. L. MacDonald of Berkeley a six-cylinder, seven-passenger 
1912 Stevens-Duryea Motor Car. 



IF YOU WOULD INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY 
OF YOUR ENGINE, USE 

HARRIS 

TRADE MARK-RES. U.S. PAT.OFr. 

OILS 

Quality counts in lubricating oil as in everything else. 
HARRIS OILS are QUALITY lubricants. They flow freely and 
have "body." Made in three consistencies— Light. Medium and 
Heavy. 




Sold in gallon and five srallon sealed cans and in barrels 

A. W. HARRIS OIL COMPANY 

326 South Water St.. Providence. R. 1. tt> Wabwh Ave..Chk*(ro. III. 

Pacific Coast Distributors 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 

H. D. McCOY, Sec. and Trcas. 

LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE FRESNO ' PORTLAND SPOKAM 




Rex Metal Cream 

The King Polish 

Not because It possesses any 
one particular advantage but 
because it possesses all — some 
of them exclusive. 

REX METAL CREAM elves 
maximum srr\ ice. It goes further 
anj elves a more brilliant and dur- 
able polish than any nther polish 
on the market. It never scratches 
the metal or Injures the hands 

For Sale By 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR 

SUPPLY CO. 

501 Golden Gate Arenac 



STROMBERG CARBURETORS 

ECONOMY-POWER— RELIABILITY 
Equip your car with this Renowned Carburetor 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co. 

INC. 
H. D. McCOY, Sec. and Treas. 

Los Angeles San Francisco Seslfle Fresno Portland Spokane 



WOODWORTH TREADS 

The Protector that Does Not Chafe or Hurt the Tire 



rev » "■> .» »■ 



- 9 «■ .• . 

V»arVi 




There are many imita- 
tions; most of them will 
injure a tire more than 
they will save it. 
The Woodworth Treads 
have been on the market 
for years, and have had 
the test of time. 

They are puncture-proof, 
non -skidding and will 
save double their cost 
by prolonging the life of 
the tires. 

They fit all makes of 
pneumatic tires. Any 
one can apply them. Full 
directions with every 
tread. 

Get Woodworth Treads, 
forget tire troubles, and 
have your Anti-Skids al- 
ways on the tires. 

Send for circulars giving 
full description and 
prices. 



Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 



San Francisco 
Portland 



Pacific Coast Agents 
D. McCoy, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Seattle Fresno 

Spokane Los Angeles 




Price $3.00 



You will save 10 to 25 per cent gasolene, increase 
power and speed— get more flexibility. Motorists ( 
where are using the GYREX gasolene mixer, because it 
thoroughly mixes the gasolene. Each globule is "beaten 
up" and diffused so that the engine gets a perfect mixture. 
THE ROYAL EQUIPMENT CO. 

Bridgeport, Conn. 

Manufacturers of Raybestos Friction Facing, Duplex and 
Raymond Brakes. 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply 
Company, Inc. 



PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS. 



San Francisco 



Los Angelea 
Seattle 



Spokane 
Portland 



Freano 



28 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



1912 



"THE BEST OF THE GOOD ONES" 

VE LI E 



1912 



We challenge comparison wllh any car regardless of price or reputation „ QT „ Mfc „ m 

The construction, material used, style and finish of all Velle cars is equal to the BEST cars built. 




4-0 H. P. TORPEDO ROADSTER. FULLY EQUIPPED $2200 

All 1912 Velie Motor Cars will be fully equipped and will include in addition to Top, Glass Front and Speedometer, 
as Standard Equipment, the Velie Self-Starter and Tire Inflater and Vesta Electric Lighting System. 

VELIE MOTOR VEHICLE COMPANY, Moline, 111. 

AGENCIES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES 

AUTO SALES COMPANY, san francisco 



MAX L. ROSENFELD, President 



Oakland Branch: 167 Twelfth Street, J. D. BLEDSOE, Manager 



311 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE 



On 

Exhibition 

at Sales 

Rooms 




La Marquise 

Paige-Detroit 

$1700 

f. o. b. San Francisco 



A COLONIAL COUPE OF DIGNITY AND REFINEMENT 

The La Marquise is Built Particularly to Meet the Needs of Particular People 

AS SMOOTH running as an electric, as easy-riding as a Pullman, the La Marquise Paige-Detroit is the finest 
coupe in the American market. The La Marquise is easy to operate; women can control it with the ease and 
effectiveness of the expert chauffeur. It runs quietly and silently with the speed and power of a big touring 
car. The interior is finished in mahogany, green leather and green broadcloth. The seats are extra wide, roomy and 
heavily cushioned. Unusual in a coupe, four passengers may ride in comfort. No detail has been overlooked. 

PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR CAR COMPANY, Detroit, Mich. 

AGENCIES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES 

AUTO SALES COMPANY, DISTRIBUTORS 

MAX L. ROSENFELD, President 311 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco 

Oakland Branch: 167 Twelfth Street, J. D. BLEDSOE, Manager 



January 6, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



29 



Interest in the "Silent Knight" motor is steadily on the in- 
crease, and as the sho-.v season draws near, it appears that the 
sleeve valve type of engine will attract more attention than 
anything else at the shows. Three American companies will 
this year show Knight motored models, while one, the Stearns, 
will show nothing but Knight-engined models, as this company 
has abandoned the poppet valve entirely. 

The foreign shows this year indicate that the poppet valve 
type of engine is rapidly disappearing, according to prominent 
American visitors, who have just returned from the London 
and Berlin expositions. The sleeve valve is forging ahead 
with tremendous strides, while rotary valves and other valve 
systems are rapidly driving the poppet type from the market. 

A few years ago, America was far behind Europe in auto- 
mobile construction, but is rapidly catching up, and it appears 
that history is about to repeat itself, at least so far as sup- 
planting of poppet valves in this country is concerned. 

It was some luncheon and some good-will besides. In en- 
tertaining the automobile men of the city, the Home Industry 
League truly outdid itself, which is saying something. J. A. 
Marsh. President of the Automobile Dealers' Association, 
voiced the sentiment of the gathering when he said that good 
roads could be made a home industry, and that work on such 
lines would be conducive of more tourist traffic to California. 
In praising the League for the efforts they had already put 
forth in this direction, Marsh suggested that the movement be 
broadened to include the entire Coast. And he adduced the 
information that, according to latest statistics, California 
ranked second in the use of automobiles among the States of 
the Union. P. G. Betts, head of the Betts Spring Company, 
also made a telling talk, as did also Walter G. Sachs, of the 
California Motor Car Company — and others. 

* * * 

"If one would start his motor 'on the spark' he should speed 
his motor up, just before stopping it, by opening the throttle 
wide," said Charles Splitdorf, who has been in the business 
long enough to know what he is talking about. "Then, if the 
spark is cut off, a full charge is left in the cylinder to be ignited 
when another start is to be made." 



Mosler 



are the best 

A.R.MoslerdrCo. 

163W.29 T ^ St.NewYoRkCity, N.Y. 



George E. Starr, the local capitalist, is off for Chicago. 
George, with his usual keen eye for investment, has become the 
sole owner of the Eastern patent rights for the Keaton Non- 
Skid Tread, and will place an order with the Swinehart Tire 
Factory for 10,000 tires, to be distributed among the branch 
houses which he will establish in all the large Eastern cities. 
R. H. Keaton, president of the Keaton Vulcanizing Works, was 
the inventor and former owner of the patent. But he has no 
more faith in it than the purchaser. If George praises his 
wares as well in the East as he did here before he left, there 
can be no doubt of its success. Here's to you, old boy. 

* * * 

In a recent letter from Mr. H. W. Westphal, who has been 
touring through Europe for about a year with his Stevens-Dur- 
yea motor car, we quote the following: "Have just driven my 
Stevens-Duryea car over the historic London Bridge, and am 
enjoying the number of beautiful drives in and around Lon- 
don. The extras which I took with me, in case of emergency, 

I have not touched." 

* * * 

The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company's catalogue for 1912 
six-cylinders is perhaps the most handsome one of its kind 
issued for the benefit of the automobile industry. The car is 
fully described by illustrations and well-written articles, mak- 
ing clear every point that a prospective buyer may desire to 
know. The get-up of the catalogue is as classy as the car it- 
self. 

* * • 

The Pacific Motor Car Company has just delivered to Mr. 
W. E. Travis of the Taxicab Company of California a 1912 
six-cylinder Stevens-Duryea limousine. 




A 30 horsepower motor— a big five passenger touring body— center control — 
fore-doors— selective transmission— fitted with F & S bearings— pure aluminum 
crank and gear casing— model L Schebler carburetor— pressed steel frame— are a 
few of the facts that make this $900 automobile the equal of most any $1250 
car on the market. 

The Willys-Overland Company. Toledo, Ohio 




Five Passenger, For< Door Touring Car, $900 

Wheel base 106 Inches: motor 4x4' 2 : horsepower 30: Splitdorf magnet:; transmission selective. 3 speeds and reverse: F. S. 9. ball bearings: 
tlret 32x3'/ 2 Q. D. : 3 oil lamps. 2 gas lamps and generator. Complete set of tools. 

J. W. LEAVITT & COMPANY 

PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS 

San Francisco Seattle Portland Los Angeles 



30 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



ST. FRANCIS GARAGE 

Under the Management of the 

FRANCIS BROS. AUTO RENTAL CO. 



Announce the Opening of One the Finest and Most Up-To-Date 

Garages in the City. 

Conveniently located POST STREET, bet. Polk and Van Ness 

Phone Sutter 1010 

Thoroughly Fire-Proof. Situated in a Class A Building 

Inspection Invited 1912 6-CYLINDER PEERLESS FOR HIRE 



Kelly - Springfield 

TIRES 

For Automobiles, Trucks, Carriages 
A TIRE WITH A REPUTATION 

Consolidated Rubber Tire Company 



489 Golden Gate Ave., 
near Polk St. 



CHAS. W. FLINT 
Pacific Coast Manager 



Guarantee Battery Co. 


630 Van Ness Ave. 


1625 Pacific Ave. 


Phone Franklin 2772 


PHONES: 




Franklin 1510 C 4760 


"]£ltt)e" BATTERIES 


High Grade 


Batteries Charged and 


ELECTRIC 


Overhauled 


VEHICLE 


Automobile Wiring 
Electric Accessories 


GARAGE 


Electrobola Head and 


Expert Exclusive 


Side-Lights 


Electrical Vehicle Charging 


Coil Repairing 


and Repairing 



FISK 

TIRES 



"THE STANDARD 

OF QUALITY" 

Made to fit 
all Style rims 

For Sale by All Dealers 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 



INSURED AGAINST 



Fire, Theft, and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States, Canada, and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD 

PACIFIC BRANCH— 514 California Street, San Francisco 



Firestone 

TIRES AND DEMOUNTABLE RIMS 
THE FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO. Cor. Van Ness and FuIiod. San Francisco 



FOR SALE.— Autocar Runabout, with top. lamps and generator. In good 
condition. Price $160. Apply 21 Sutter street 



Tips to Automobilists 

(CUT THIS OUT.) 
The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

SAN MATEO COUNTY. 

NORTH OF BELMONT. — Cypress Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy our little forest. Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAS. P. HOWKE, Prop. 

REDWOOD CITY.— REDWOOD CITY GARAGE, 701 Mound St. Miller 
Paulsen, Prop. Vulcanizing, gasoline and oils. Complete machine shop. 
Repairs and all work guaranteed. Tel. Black 293. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SANTA CLARA.— SANTA CLARA GARAGE. C. F. Palt; E. C. Moll tor. 
Homo of the Marion. Autos for hire. Gasoline and oil, and all kinds of 
sundries and repairs. Phone: S. C. 93. 1049-51 Washington St., Santa 
Clara, Cal. Always ready. 

SAN JOSE. — Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladles In connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and SL James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— Lamolle Grill, 36-38 North First street The best French 
dinner In California, 76 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties given 
particular attention. 

SAN JOSE.— WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and SL James 

street. 20,000 square feet of tloor space. Special accommodations for 

ladles. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire proof garage. Day and night 

service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. (See under Stockton.) 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson, Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar in connection. Newly furnished throughout. Telephone 
Main 861. 

GILROY.— FOWLER'S GARAGES (one on North Main street; the other 
near S. P. Depot.) Phones Main 463 and Main 1093. Rent cars at all hours. 
Tires and Sundries In stock; gasoline, oil, repairing, lathe work, vul- 
canizing. Open day and night. 

LOS GATOS. — GEM CITY GARAGE. Automobiles for hire. Auto sup- 
plies; machine and gas-engine work a specialty. Main street, rear Lyndon 
Hotel, Los Gatos, Cal. Phone Los Gatos 82. W. H. Main. 

SANTA CRUZ. — Bull's Fire-proof Garage. 269 Pacific avenue. 6 and 7 
passenger autos for hire. Auto sundries and repairing. Phone 269. 

MONTEREY COUNTY. 
SALINAS.— COOPER'S GARAGE. Phillips & Rossi, Props. Phone Main 
66. No. 320 Main street. Open day and night Expert repairing. Supplies 
Gasoline and oils. Two rent cars. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. 
SAN LUIS OBISPO.— CALLFORNIA GARAGE. A. Luchessa, Proprie- 
tor. Dealer In Automobiles ynd Bicycles. Repairs and supplies. Every- 
thing complete. Building fire-proof. 879-881 Higuera SL, San Luis 
Obispo, Col. Phone 789 R. 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. 
SANTA MARIA.— SANTA MARIA GARAGE. W. L. Donnelly, Prop. 
Phones, Main 1861; Home 41. General automobile work; gasoline, oil, 
sundries, tires, etc. All work guaranteed. Night phone Sunset Main 340. 

LOS OLIVOS.— MATTEI'S TAVERN. Felix Mattel, Prop. Finest hunt- 
ing and fishing in season. Headquarters for sportsmen and automobile 
parties. Mountain trout served at meals during season. 

SANTA BARBARA.— MISSION GARAGE, 1221-23 State St., near Arling- 
ton Hotel. E. G. Hayward, Prop. The finest fire proof garage in Southern 
California. Automobile supplies, repair shop. Open day and night 
Phones, Home 2243; Pacific 191. Rent and touring cars. 

SONOMA COUNTY. 
PETALUMA.— PETALUMA GARAGE, Sparks & Murphy, Proprietors. 
(Successors to McNear Garage.) General machine work. Supplies, re- 
pairing and auto livery; lubricating oils and gasoline. First-class ac- 
commodations for ladlt*s. Corner Third and C streets. Tel. Petatuma S, 
California. 

LAKE COUNTY. 
LAKEPORT.— LAKEVTEW HOTEL, leading and best-appointed hotel 
in town. Headquarters for automobile touring parties and commercial 
men. Phone Main 1. Geo. Beebe, Prop., Lakeport, Cal. See him — that's all. 

LAKEPORT.— LAKEPORT GARAGE. Vulcanizing, batteries charged, 
gasoline and lubricants. First-class machine work. One block from 
Postoffice. F. E. Watklns. Prop. Phone Main 621. 



Vulcanizing 



PEART & ELKINGTON 



Phone Market 6370. 



42 Van Ness Avenue. 



San Francisco, Cal. 



EASTERN REPAIR CO. 

Telephones: Market 12S4 Home S 2631 J. WILLIAMS 

Repairers of AUTO RADIATORS AND LAMPS 



HOODS. FENDERS. DUST PANS MANUFACTURED. 
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET METAL 



675 Golden Gate Avenue, near Franklin 



San Francisco 



MARMON 



is a better car 



Hawxhurst & Kennedy 

S45 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco 



January 6, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



31 



Champion Wind Shield Manufacturing Company 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

^i^cn^so, GLASS FRONTS FOR AUTOMOBILES 

QUALITY STRENGTH SIMPLICITY 

Absolutely Guaranteed 



If you want to prolong the life 
of your engine, 

If you want to eliminate smoke 
and carbon, 
Ji /| rp |-n T If you want to reduce your oil 

MoToRoL — 

Use MoToRoL 
''It suits because it doesn't soot' 

Hughson & Merton, Inc. 
544 Van Ness Ave. 
San Francisco. Cal. 


The Tough White 
Tread is not affect- 
ed by extremely hot 
temperature or 
GOODRICH blisterin S sands. 

TIRES THE B - F - GOOD R |CH 

CO., of California 
341 Market Street, San Francisco 


THE DufTey Bros. Motor 
DURABLE Truck Co - 

DAYTON TRUCK 1133-35 Market Street 

San Francisco 


GOODYEAR Fac,ory Branch 

THE GOODYEAR TIRE AND 
NO RIM CUT RUBBER CO. 

TI R ES *6i-36j Golden Gate Avenue 
San Francisco, Cat. 


Ur\r\\/CD We make Quality Springs for auto- 

HOOVcK mobiles only, combining Lightness, 

Easy Rldlnc. strength. Also the bust 

A 1 IV 11 IADV CDDIMr" Shock Absorber on the market, one 

*\UAlLIAl\I OrKllNVJ thatneverneeJsaJ|ustingorrepairing. 

Write to us for Information about our 
r-|~»MDAMV guaranteed spring. All orders given 
CUiVlrAlNl prompt attention. 

1 8 Fell St.. San Francisco 


Machinists and Engineers 

1/CCM A M DD/^\C Automobile Repairing a Specialty 

IxEClNAlN DKUj. jso GoIden Ga(e AvenuCi b€t . Hyde 

and Lukln Streets 
Phones: Franklin 6823. Home J 2012 


FXPFRT P. J. KRUO 

425-431 Golden Gate Ave. 
. _ T _-, __.- ,_ t->tt XT' San Francisco 
AU 1 vJM.V_)t>ll_illi Woodworking. Blacksmithinc; 

and every known repair for 
PATTXTTTKrO the automobile 
X^^Vll-N i J.l'NVjr A11 ior/ork Guaranteed 


PENNSYLVANIA TheJ - T * McTarnahan Tire and 

VACUUM CUP Vufcanizing Co - 

630 Van Ness Avenue 
1 r\ tb are San Francisco Distributors 


FREE FROM CARBON 
PANHARD L. H. * B. I. BILL 
j^>. T T 643 Golden Gate Ave. 
^-^ ■*■ -*— 1 San Francisco, Cal. 


Al ITO TOP Au '° To P s - S* a ' Covers, Lamp 

Covers, Etc 

MANUFACTURING LO uis j. carl 

COMPANY 426-431 Oolden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco. Cal. 


Call and Investigate 

l\cLLY - K.AGI IN t CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR 

SUPPLY CO. 

1 I\ LJ 5°' Golden Gate AveDue 
San Francisco. Cal. 


niAiwnNin Gir< Gr " ,M ' **""** 

L/l AiVlWl NU THE DIAMOND RUBBER CO. 

of New York 
1 IK CO C. E. Matht»»on, Pacific Coast Mgr. 
San Francisco. Cal. 


New Things For The Motorist 
MO H RIG and the Best 

d r> r^c 54: t,oklen Q "*' Aven "« 

DIaUo. San Francisco, Cal. 


PAPIPIP The Largest Automobile Repair Shop 
rnv..irit> In the West 

AIITrtmnDII C ALL WORK GUARANTEED 

AUTOMOBI LE ^*g-SS A c." ue 
EXCHANGE correjacars 


REMY REMY ELECTRIC CO. 

magneto rT^r 


CARLOAD These Auto Tires Just Received 
Selling at Very Low Prices 
HIClH CLASS W. D. NEWERF RUBBER CO. 

SECONDS 5)5 Gokten Gate Avenoe 

Sao Francisco. Cal. 



32 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 



Dr. Lyon's 

PERFECT 

Tooth Powder 

not only cleanses, preserves and Affairs in China. 
beautifies the teeth without injury, but im- 
parts purity and fragrance to the breath, 
removing instantly the odor of tobacco. 



TZte, Mmirter of-Yomfa Attain/ 1 



THERE'S A SAVING 

To Use Gas 

Ask for Our Expert 

The Gas Furnace 

Quick and Sanitary 

Store Gas Illumination 

Nearest to Daylight 

Cooking and Water Heating 

The Always Ready Way 

OAKLAND RATES AMONG THE LOWEST IN THE UNITED STATES 



OAKLAND GAS, LIGHT AND 
HEAT COMPANY 



Thirteenth and Clay Streets ... 

Phone Oakland 470— Home A 2137 



Oakland, Gal. 



City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

PHYSICIANS. 
Dr. W. P. Agnew has moved his office to this city, and is now to be 
found in Room 424, Flood Building. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 
Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public. All legal papers drawn up accurately. 
107 Montgomery street, near Sutter, San Francisco. 'Phone Douglas 601. 

INVALID CHAIRS. 
Sold, rented, exchanged; manufacturers of Barnes tricycle chair. 1714 
Market street, near Octavi a. Telephone Fell 9911. 

DENTISTS. 

W. A. Bryant, M. D., D. D. S., Surgery of the Head and Neck. Consul- 
tation hours: 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.; 6 to S p. m. 2941 Washington street. 
Telephone West 1039. 

Dr. G. F. Nevlus, Dentist. Formerly 814 Eddy St., now at room 403 
Westbank Building, corner Ellis and Market. 

ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. 
Samuel L. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law, Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R, T. Leaner and H. J. Riegelhaupt, Surgeon Chiropodists, formerly 
of 6 Geary street, remove corns entirely whole; painless, without knife. 
Bunions and in-growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 
205-206 Westbank Building, 830 Market street, San Francisco. 



White Diamond Water Co. 



Incorporated 



Pare Water for Oakland 
Alameda 
Berkeley 



An absolutely sanitary water, neither boiled, distilled nor chemically 
treated, but bacteriological) y purified by electrical process. 6 gallona 
DELIVERED FRESH EACH WEEK, $1.60 per month. Single 6 gallon 
bottle, 60 cents. 



Phones: Piedmont 1720 and Home A 4192. 



980 45th Street. 



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The Shanghai conference came to 
an abrupt end last Thursday by the 
eighteen provinces, by their dele- 
gates, declaring for a republic to succeed the Manchu dynasty, 
and elected Sun Yat Sen president of the United States of 
China. By this action of the conference, the future China be- 
comes more of a perplexing problem than ever. Sun Yat Sen, 
the president, is reputed to be an accomplished scholar and a 
skilled herb doctor of medicine, but he is supposed to know 
nothing about practical statesmanship or the intricacies of state- 
craft or diplomacy. His chief qualification for the presidency 
seems to be that he is a hard hater of the Manchu dynasty and a 
political, enthusiastic lover of free government of the Patrick 
Henry school. Still he is far-seeing enough to divine the signs 
of the times and prepare for any possible storms, and concede 
to himself to be the part of wisdom to announce that until the 
country got used to the new order of things, he should wear 
the epaulets and spurs of a military dictator. 

Evidently President Sun Yat Sen is quite familiar with the 
political history of the Latin-American Republics. But it re- 
mains to be seen if China will prosper better and more sub- 
stantially under the rule of a military dictator than under a 
Manchu prince. However, Doctor Sun Yat Sen is already in the 
hottest kind of hot water. Already his republic is disintegrat- 
ing. Three provinces seceded from the federation before Presi- 
dent Sun Yat Sen had time to receive congratulations. That 
is to say, the provinces of Thibet, Turkestan and Mongolia 
promptly seceded from the republic and declared their inde- 
pendence of and separateness trom China's republic, each set- 
ting up an independent government with all necessary official 
machinery. And the belief prevails that other provinces will 
soon try to shift for themselves. The fact that the seceding 
provinces quit the federation at the instigation of Russia only 
goes to show that Russia is hostile to the republic, and has al- 
ready started in to appropriate as many of the so-called States 
as she may cover, and it goes without saying that the province 
of Manchuria will never be a loyal State of the republic so long 
as Japan wants the territory tor the colonization of her own sub- 
jects. From every view point the republic of China has inher- 
ited a lot of trouble, the most of which, according to Premier 
Yuan, will be a state of anarchy and revolutions all over China, 
unless the people sustain the conservative element and repudi- 
ate the radicals. So far as known, the new government has no 
money and no credit, nor is there any certainty that any of the 
great nations will be in a hurry to recognize the new republic 
and give it a seat in the home circle of the family of nations, 
without which it could not hope to have standing or credit. Per- 
haps Yuan is right. China has jumped out of the frying pan 
into the fire. At all events, the new republic need expect no 
favors from Japan or Germany or England. All three of them 
used their influence for all it was worth before the conference 
to have the delegates vote for a liberal monarchy, without con- 
sidering any rights the Manchu dynasty might have. Two 
months ago, China gave promise of accomplishing something 
worth while for her people, but the sequel is a military dicta- 
torship and the loss of such rich friends as Great Britain and 
the United States. Verily, the last estate of China seems to 
be infinitely worse than the first. 

Russian invasion of Persia is attended with merciless 

brutality on the part of the Czar, but of course the Persians will 
ultimately have to give up their country. That is what Russia 
is after, and what she will surely get, and very likely a large 
slice of Eastern Asia Minor. The Mohammedans of all coun- 
tries have declared a holy war against Russia, but only to the 
extent of boycotting Russian goods and wares, which will not 
hurt the Czar's subjects very much. 

In 1835, Belgium concluded to own and operate the rail- 
ways of the country, and a recent government report shows that 
out of a total mileage of 2,890 miles the State owns 2,530, and 
that they return a good profit to the government. 



January 6, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



Having rejected the Sultan's peace terms, the Italians 

are pounding away in Tripoli with varying success. The Turk; 
and Arabs are showing more military skill and daring, and no 
doubt both sides are heartily tired of the conflict, but Italy 
cannot afford to quit until her conquest of the Turkish province 
is complete, and in that she undoubtedly has the best wishes of 
the other European Powers, especially of Germany and Austria. 
between which there exists a triple alliance the provisions of 
which provide for conquest of Turkish territory, but the tenac- 
ity of the Turks and Arabs of Tripoli is a surprise to all Europe, 
and apparently they are not lacking in army supplies of any 
kind, nor is the Italian fleet able to make the blockade of the 
ports of Tripoli at all effectual; consequently there is no reason 
to expect overtures of a peace nature from either side in the 
near future, though in the item of expenditure in lives and 
money the Italians are getting the worst of it. 

The Liberals, Progressives and Social Democrats of 

Germany have practically united to carry the new parliament 
over the head of the government. The election will be held 
January 12th. 

The royal family of China has accepted the inevitable, 

and will no longer claim its birthright. Still, there is a scheme 
on foot to make a Manchu the nominal head of the new govern- 
ment. 

-Germany's African possessions are proving themselves 



SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 



to possess immense value in minerals of all kinds, and German 
capital is en route to develop ihem. 

France is to have a system of popular savings and com- 
mercial banks for the accommodation of the working class and 
small merchants. 

The German Government is considering plans to in- 
crease the nation's revenue from taxes and customs duties. 

The English army now has a corps of fifteen aeroplanes, 

but the French aeroplane fleet numbers 234. 

There is a rush from all countries to the newly discov- 
ered diamond fields of the Transvaal. 

And now comes Siam with a splendid body of boy 

scouts. 

General Reyes has concluded to quit the revolution busi- 
ness in Mexico. 

Berlin now has the highest wireless station in Europe. 



Manager Elmer F. Woodbury, of the well known Hotel 

Belleclaire, New York, made another happy hit this holiday 
season with the many Californians who make his hostelry their 
Eastern headquarters by issuing his usual original humorous 
souvenir menu card and calendar to commemorate the closing 
holidays of the year. The cover design capitally illustrates the 
spirit of the occasion : it represents mine host Woodbury and his 
good wife garbed as two happy "kiddies," loaded with the 
spoils of a nearby glittering Christmas tree, as they head for 
the stairway, each deftly holding a lighted candle. A clever 
little surprise lies behind two movable card blinds concealing 
a window next the Christmas tree. When the blinds are 
opened, a graphic view of the distant imposing-looking Hotel 
Belleclaire is disclosed, sparkling in traceries of winter snow. 
This souvenir calendar and holiday greeting is one of the clev- 
erest of the season. 



A balmy winter climate in the historic "Old South," 

plus the comforts of the "Sunset Limited" and the "New Or- 
leans-New York Limited" — two luxurious trains complete in 
every appointment, afford the traveler a most delightful winter 
trip East. Also there are other trains carrying through Pullman 
tourist sleeping cars, electric lighted, San Francisco to Wash- 
ington, D. C. These cars are personally conducted by experi- 
enced agents. For rates and reservations apply to J. N. Har- 
rison, Agent, 874 Market street (Flood Building.) 



DARE'S PRESS CLIPPING BUREAU 



LOS ANGELES. CAL. 

432 S. Main Street 
Phone F 1989: Main 4133 



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12 Geary Street 

Phone Kearny 1 440 



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for Business, Banks and Schools 

Over 50 years the leading American Pens and the standard with expert 
writers. Sample card with 12 pens for different styles of writing and 2 
penholders with rubber and cork fingertips will be sent on receipt of 10 cts 

SPENCERIAN PEN CO. 

349 Broadway New York 

Spencerlan pens are sold by all the leading stationers In California. 



MANZANITA HALL 

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA. 
A healthful home school for boys — thorough, efficient, growing, 
progressive. Location adjacent to Stanford University makes pos- 
sible a school life of unusual advantages and privileges. First 
Semester opens August 29, 1911. 
For catalogue and specific Information, address 

W. A. SHEDD, Head Master. 



A. W. Beift Alice Baft 

BEST'S ART SCHOOL 



S. W. Cor. California and Polk Sts. 



Life Cla 

Day and Nlg-ht 



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Miss Harker's School PA ^ A ^° 

Boarding and Day School for Girls. Certificate admits to 
Stanford, University of California, Vassar, Smith and Mills. 
Intermediate and primary departments. Great attention given 
to Music, Arts and Crafts. Home Economics. Special nurse 
for younger children. Ninth year begins August 15th. 
Catalogue upon application. 



The Von Meyerinck School of Music 

COMPLETE VOCAL EDUCATION 
SPECIALTY: The German Lied and French repertoire, (for advanced 
singers ) Normal Course for education as teacher. Courses in 
Sight-Reading , Musical History, Dramatic Action. Piano, Violin, 
Clarlnette. Classes in German. French and Italian. Coaching 
for accompanists. STUDIO RECITALS 818 Grove Street, near 
Fillmore. Telephone Market 106Q and S lni.o. 



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Ideally situated at 34 Rue Rlbera. Parts. Mme. Leon Berthelot, 
Principal. Exceptional advantages for American girls desiring to 
complete their education In France. Superior facilities for thorough 
instruction In 

LANGUAGE8, ART AND MUSIC. 
Beautiful surroundings, perfect equipment. For catalogue and ref- 
erences, address School Department, Literary Digest, also 

MR. THOS. WHITTAKER, Bible House, New York City. 



Dr. Byron W. Haines 

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Suite S07 

323 Geary St. at Powell Opposite St. Francia 

Phone Douglas 2608 



Your stationery should bear the stamp of QUALITY 
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34 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 




Since the decision rendered by the United States Supreme 
Court, it has been decided by the Monks hereafter to bottle 

CHARTREUSE 



(Liqueur Peres Chartreux) 

both being identically the same article, under a combi- 
nation label representing the old and the new labels, and 
in the old style of bottle bearing the Monks' familiar 
insignia, as shown in this advertisement. 

According to the decision of the U. S. Supreme 
Court, handed down by Mr. Justice Hughes on May 
29th, 1911, no one but the Carthusian Monks (Peres 
Chartreux) is entitled to use the word CHARTREUSE 
as the name or designation of a Liqueur, so their victory 
in the suit against the Cusenier Company, representing 
M. Henri Lecouturier, the Liquidator appointed by the 
French Courts, and his successors, the Compagnie 
Fermiere de la Grande Chartreuse, is complete. 

The Carthusian Monks (Peres Chartreux), and they 
alone, have the formula or recipe of the secret process 
employed in the manufacture of the genuine Chartreuse, 
and have never parted with it. There is no genuine 
Chartreuse save that made by them at Tarragona, Spain. 



At first-class Wine Merchants. Grocers. Hotels. Cafes, 

Btitjcr & Co.. 45 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Sole Agents for United States. 




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'INSURANCE 




After a thorough try-out of several fire motor machines, the 
local fire department has selected the Pope-Hartford repre- 
sented in this city by the Consolidated Motor Car Company. 
The new machine which will be used is a six-cylinder Pope- 
Hartford roadster, and is one of the fastest of this type of car 
made in this country. Several fire machines are now in use 
here, and the results are proving so much in favor of the motor 
truck that it is expected that many more will be added to the 
local department. One of the latest machines to be delivered 
here is the Pope-Hartford, represented in this city by the Con- 
solidated Motor Car Company. Not only in the large cities are 
the motor trucks proving popular, the demand for combination 
chemical and hose motor wagons in the interior cities being 
unusually heavy. Santa Rosa has recently added one of the 
combination Pope-Hartford chemical wagons to the fire de- 
partment of that place, and according to reports received by G. 
A. Boyer, manager of the local agency, the new machine is 

proving unusually successful. 

* * • 

President Elbridge G. Snow, of the Home Insurance Com- 
pany, is kept busy handling the great increase of business that 
has fallen to his company since the big fire of 1906, when he 
paid policy-holders dollar for dollar, but with his increasing 
work he somehow manages to originate capital ideas to attract 
public attention to the merits of his company and grip it. His 
latest attraction in this line is a holiday souvenir in the shape 
of a small time-piece so ingeniously designed that it is protean 
in its use and always ornamental. The handsome little souvenir 
may be used for the desk, auto ?.nd carriage, or it can be re- 
moved from the holder and carried in a pocket. There is noth- 
ing like it on the market, and those who are lucky enough to 
receive one will not be able to forget the Home Insurance Com- 
pany and what it stands for in the insurance world. 

* * * 

By unanimous vote, the Assembly at Sacramento has passed 
the bill permitting individual partnerships and corporations to 
exchange reciprocal or inter-insurance contracts providing in- 
demnity among each other from loss or from damages, and 
making them exempt from the provisions of the other insurance 
laws of the State. Ten per cent of the net financial ratings, 
as shown by the report of a commercial agency having at least 
100,000 members, is the limit of risk any one individual part- 
nership or corporation can assume under the act. 

* * * 

Willard O. Wayman and Carl A. Henry have organized a 
new firm to succeed the old firm of McNear & Wayman and 
C. A. Henry & Company, as general agents. Frank E. Stone 
and Maxwell H. Thompson are to be assistant general agents. 
The Pacific department of the new organization includes the 
following companies: Michigan Fire & Marine of Detroit, 
National Fire Insurance of Hartford, Sun Insurance of New 
Orleans, Sun Insurance Office of London, Colonial Fire Under- 
writers' Agency and the Mechanics & Traders of New Orleans. 

» » « 

A petition has been filed with the Marin County Supervisors 
asking them to call a special election, at which a bond issue of 
$2,000,000 for the condemnation and purchase of Marin 
County's power and water plant can be voted upon. Residents 
of Sausalito, Ross, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, San 
Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax and San Ouentin are interested 

in the proposition — some 22,000 people in all. 

* • • 

A bit of excitement that might have developed into a panic 
on the passenger steamer Yosemite, inbound from the Colum- 
bia, was arrested by the alert vigilance of Captain Nelson. A 
pot of grease upset on the stove and created a mild blaze and 

a big cloud of smoke for several thrilling minutes. 

* * * 

The annual report of State Building and Loan Commissioner 
Walker shows that the increase in the State Building and Loan 
Association's business was over $2,000,000 more for 1911 than 
for 1910. 



January 6, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



35 



The down town section of the city is sadly lacking in ade- 
quate fire facilities. The auxiliary water supply system has 
now been under way ir construction for two years, and present 
indications are that it will be under way for several years more. 
Promises have been made time and again that the work would 
be rushed, but so far the only rush has been to neglect this im- 
portant work. 

* * * 

The Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific has promised 
to reduce insurance rates in the business district of Oakland, 
providing certain concessions demanded by the Board will be 

granted and installed before February 1st. 

* * * 

The King Edward Hotel, the largest in Halifax, was de- 
stroyed by fire recently — loss over $200,000. The fire depart- 
ments of two cities and two hundred sailors from a cruiser 
fought the flames in zero temperature. No lives were lost, but 

there were several narrow escapes. 

* * * 

The State Engineering Board will soon ask bids for the con- 
struction of the $1,000,000 Staie Arsenal and Armory building 
in Sacramento. The arsenal will be constructed of concrete. 

The plans have been approved. 

* * • 

Local insurance agents sent out over one hundred thousand 
Christmas cards advertising the World's Insurance Congress of 

1915, to be held here during the Panama-Pacific Exposition. 

* * * 

A. H. Birrell, agent of the American of New Jersey at Port- 
land, is spending the holidays here, accompanied by his wife 

and two daughters. 

* * * 

E. E. Potter, genera! agent of the Glenn Falls and the Secur- 
ity Insurance Companies, is away on a five months' trip visiting 

South American ports. 

* * * 

F. O. Vincent has been appointed special agent for the Geo. 
H. Tyson agency, covering the Southern California district, 

succeeding E. H. Griffen, resigned. 

* * * 

The Western States Life Insurance Company wrote about 

$4,250,000 in fully paid up business in California during 1911. 

* * * 

The Fitchburg Mutual Fire Insurance Company at Fitchburg, 

Mass., has been licensed to operate in this State. 

* * * 

The Midland Casualty Company of Chicago has applied for 

a California license. 

* * » 

The Pacific Surety Company of this city has resigned from 

the Workmen's Compensation and Information Bureau. 

* * * 

James E. Nichols has been appointed district manager at 
Stockton for the Continental Casualty Company. 



Republic and Dominion 

Fire and Marine Insurance Company 

Chartered Oct. 17th under the laws of the 
Stale of Minnesota. 

Authorized Capital Stock $3,000,000.00 

Home Office: 
Plymouth Building Minneapolis. Minn. 

PRATT AND GRIGSBY 

Financial Underwriters 

Stock being rapidly placed in the WESTERN 

STATES and CANADA 




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Independent Fire Insurance Companies 

LOWER RATES. 100 PER CENT SETTLEMENTS 
Mercantile rivls writltn for thrc« yvara Liberal crrdii to proarn. owarnt ea 

C. E. HERRICK. City Agent 



PhonCN Dotlf | 



Merchants Exchanf« Building 



SAN FRANCISCO LIFE 

INSURANCE COMPANY 

HOME OFFICE: 57 POST STREET. 7th Floor 
San Francisco 

JOHN A. KOSTER, President 

THE BEST POLICIES ON EARTH TO SELL 

THE BEST MEN WANTED TO SELL THEM 

THE BEST CONTRACTS TO THE BEST MEN 

SEE OUR LIST OF STOCKHOLDERS 

Address the Company 
CATHCART MACCURN. Ajst. General Manage! and Director of Agencies 



Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 



Capital $1,500,000 



Assets $8,150,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



Capital. $400,000 



Assets, Over a Million 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA 
(Best In the West.) 

Employers' Liability. General Liability, Teams, Elevator. Workmen's 
Collective. Vessels. Automobile. Burglary, Plate Glass Accident and Health 
Insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers— Edmund F. Green. President; Marshal A. Frank, Vice-Presi- 
dent: Joy Lichtenstein. Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. 
Deerlng. Counsel. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building. San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California. 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1S50. 

Capital $1,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3,050,063 

Total Assets 7,478,44« 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL 

Capital $6,700,000 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., Agents. 
350 California Street San Francisco 

The We& Coasl: Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



A strong, well-managed Institution: organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent or write the company for sample of policy forms. 

Oo. E. BtBiUfs Key C. Ward Jaases K.Polk J. C. Measc4orfIrr James W. Deaa 

GEO. E. BILLINGS CO. 



ALL FORMS OP INSURANCE EFFECTED 
312 California St., San Francisco, Cat. 



Phone Douglas 2283 
Home Phone C tM* 



36 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 6, 1912. 




BANKING 



It's foolish to be extravagant at Christmas. If you really 

wish your friends to remember it, give them a cheap present. — 
Lippincotfs. 

Nurse — Here is a little brother for Christmas. Johnny 

— Looks like some one had passed on the one they got last 
year. — Judge. 

Mrs. Meyser — Could you give me a little Christmas 

money, my dear? Mr. Meyser — Certainly, my dear. About 
how little? — Life. 

"They say one can live well on peanuts for ten cents a 

week." "So I've heard. I expect to try it after Christmas." — 
Washington Herald. 

Old Doctor (who has been gossiping for three-quarters 

of an hour) — Well, well, I must be going. I've got to visit an 
old lady in a fit. — Punch. 

Hokus — Do you expect to spend a pleasant Christmas? 

Pokus — I ought to. That's about all I have to spend. — Wo- 
man's Home Companion. 

Quiet-Spoken Customer — You keep everything for the 

piano, don't you? Salesman — Yes, sir. We do, sir. Quiet- 
Spoken Customer — Give me an axe. — Puck. 

Madge — Are you going to announce your engagement at 

once? Marjorie — Gracious, no! Not until after Christmas. 
I'm afraid it would scare off a lot of presents. — Judge. 

"What is the use of this article?" asked a shopper. "I 

really don't know," replied the clerk ; "I think it is intended to 
be sold for a Christmas present." — Harper's Magazine. 

■ She — What fine large eyes Edith's husband has. He — 

I never noticed it. You must have been present when he re- 
ceived her dressmaker's bill. — Boston Transcript. 

Newed — Did the grocer have the nerve to tell you these 

eggs were fresh? Mrs. Newed — Yes, dear! I understood him 
to say they were right from the incubator. — Boston Transcript. 

Mrs. B. — Take my advice, my dear, don't become the 

wife of a genius. Myrtle — But — I thought you had always 
been happy with your husband? Mrs. B. — Yes, I — er — I have. 
—Life. 

Mr. Homebody — I see you keep copies of all the letters 

you write to your wife. Do you do it to avoid repeating your- 
self. Mr. Faraway — No. To avoid contradicting myself. — 
New York Globe. 

"You've been making speeches all through the corn 

belt," said the political manager; "do you notice any result?" 
"Yes," answered the spellbinder; "my voice has become quite 
husky." — Chicago Tribune. 

Vox Populi — Do you think you've boosted your circu- 
lation by giving a year's subscription for the biggest potato 
raised in the county? The Editor — Mebbe not; but I got four 
barrels of samples. — Chicago News. 

Orator — I thought your paper was friendly to me? Edi- 
tor — So it is. What's the matter? Orator — I made a speech 
at the dinner last night, and you didn't print a line of it. Editor 
— Well, what further proof do you want? — London Opinion. 

"Madam," remarked the weary wayfarer with the ban- 
daged eye, "I was not always as you see me now." "I know 
it," replied the stern-visaged woman at the back door. "The 
last time you were here you had on a deaf-and-dumb sign." — 
Puck. 

"I'm so worried about the Christmas present I sent to 

Aunt Sarah," she says. "It only cost forty-nine cents, and I'm 
afraid I left the price-mark on the thing when I sent it." "I'm 
worried, too," said her friend. "I got one that cost fifty dollars, 
for my uncle, and I'm afraid I didn't leave the price-mark on it." 
— Life. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank 



OF SAN FRANCISCO 
No. 2 MONTGOMERY STREET 



Capital. Surplus and Undivided Profits 

Cash and Si^ht Exchange - 

Total Resources 



$11,098,174.03 
10,845.856.73 
46,020,260.13 



T. W. Hellman, Jr.. 
F. L. Lipman . . . . 

Jas. K. Wilson 

Frank B. King . . 



Isaias W. Hellman 
Joseph Sloss 
Percy T. Morgan 
F. W. Van Sicklcn 
Wm, F. Herrin 
John C. Ktrkpatriek 
Customers of this 
dent banking. New 



OFFICERS 
Isaias W. Hellman, President 

Vice-President W. McGavin Assistant Cashier 

Vice-President E. L. Jacobs Assistant Cashier 

Vice-President C. L. Davis Assistant Cashier 

Cashier A. D. Oliver Assistant Cashier 

A. B. Price. Assistant Cashier 
DIRECTORS 
1. W. Hellman, Jr. James L. Flood 

William Sproule J. Henry Meyer 

Wm. Haas A. H. Payson 

Hartland Law Chas. J. Deering 

Henry Rosenfeld James K. Wilson 

F. L. Lipman 
bank are offered every facility consistent with pru- 
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ANGLO & LONDON 

PARIS NATIONAL 

BANK 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Paid-Up Oapltal M.ooo.oon 

Surplus uod Utidlridod ProflU $1,000,000 
Total Resource* HO.000.000 

OFFICERS; 
HERBERT FLE1SHHACKER Prultall 

SIQ. 0REENEB1UH Chairman of Hie ttoard 



JOS. FRIEDLiNDER 


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San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 13, 1912 




No. 2 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor. Fred- 
erick Marriott, 21 Sutter street. San Francisco. Cal. TeL Kearny 3594. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal.. Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

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All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements, or other matter intended for publication in 
the current number of the SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 
CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than 
Thursday morning. 

When Gould fights Gould, then comes the tug of high 

finance. 

One more sensational discovery: a San Jose preacher 

finds out that it pays to advertise. 

Old Sphinx is a communicative beast compared with the 

statesman who made Oyster Bay famous. 

Brother Elbert Hubbard remains the prize squash in the 

vegetable garden of penny-a-line philosophers. 

It is a long drop from the gustatory delights of a French 

restaurant to smuggled packets of milk chocolates. 

How do Bear hounds flourish on cream puffs and choco- 
late eclairs? For a "shady" story ask the General. 

The La Follette bubble was actually burst before it was 

blown clear of the pipe, but "Battle Bob" has only just found it 
out. 

Leap year? Oh. yes; but bachelors who listen to those 

magic words would better think ot it as look-before-you-leap 
year. 

Enter Rolph as Mayor, and exit the old, crooked, waste- 
ful order of things in which public office and every public job 
was a "soft snap." 

Anybody can form his own opinion of the salaried de- 
fender of the nation's flag caught trying to beat the nation's 
customs cash register. 

From now on, the person who draws city wages will 

either do some city work 01 will need to be something of a 
sleight-of-hand operator. 

It was certainly some blizzard that hit the Democratic 

National Committee meeting, and it appeared to come from 
the direction of Nebraska. 

The New York woman who laughed herself to death at 

a joke could not have been reading any of the comic supple- 
ments produced in that city. 

Just fancy what would have happened if the Chinese of 

San Francisco had tried to pull off a parade on Market street 
about the year of grace 1877. 

European bankers propose a plan for the pacification of 

China by dividing it. It is hardly necessary to remark that if 
they do there won't be any core. 

A parrot that croaked "Elsie, my baby doll," in the hear- 
ing of the head of the house, is the chief witness for the com- 
plaining husband in a San Jose divorce suit. And still there 
are people who love parrots ! 



That County Jail "break" does not appear to have done 

much damage to the locks or bars or walls of the institution pre- 
sided ever by an unlamented sheriff. 

New York may have an Orpheum — and such an institu- 
tion would certainly make jaded Broadway sit up — but it can't 
have San Francisco's John Morrissey. 

East, north, and all about, the mercury hunts the bottom 

of the tube, and only in California can the man without an over- 
coat whistle joyously as he takes the air. 

Now the Napa Asylum undergoes the Johnsonizing pro- 
cess, and the rest of them might as well get ready, for there 
are still many of the faithful without jobs. 

Booting the railroad out of politics is a form of Guberna- 
torial activity which gives way for the present to the pastime 
of boosting friends into the State's employ. 

More than 1,000 Moros have been killed in the Philip- 
pines, and the fighting still goes on. This civilizing business is 
not altogether a Bible and spelling-book job. 

Storm-caught, the destroyer Terry was herself parlously 

near destruction the other day. When Neptune is really serious, 
a warship is not half as well off as a lumber schooner. 

The editor who arrives at that state of prosperity and 

egotism where he can give himself a banquet and report its suc- 
cess by pages of his own newspaper is indeed a journalist. 

A San Francisco man shoots himself clean through the 

head without hitting his brain or any other vital organ. The 
answer is that you occasionally find a nut without a kernel. 

Poverty, says the divorce proctor of Kansas City, Mo., 

is the chief cause of divorce in that jurisdiction. In other words, 
it is not true that what will keep one will keep two just as well. 

Good Mayor Gaynor. of New York, has put the official 

ban on the "turkey trot" in that highly moral village. "Texas 
Tommy" would better keep off the island of Manhattan alto- 
gether. 

Will Philadelphia kindly wake up long enough to let go 

of that Liberty Bell for a little while? It's the nation's prop- 
erty, anyway, and San Francisco is going to hold the nation's 
fair. 

Say what you like about the morals and manners of this 

town, its marriage rate is found to be increasing rapidly — a 
condition that is good for all hands from the preacher to the 
delicatessener. 

Congressional committee work was paralyzed when the 

government stenographers went on strike against a cut in wages. 
No statesman is going to talk much when nobody is taking down 
his oratory. 

Darrow, chief counsel for the confessing McNamaras, is 

working on a $2,000 expense account for organized labor. Now 
maybe he will know something of the hardships that beset the 
drummer's life. 








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Hands unused to such work they 
The Dawn of a may be with which Rolph grips the 

Greater San Francisco, reins of government, but they are 
strong, and the mind that directs 
them is independent and unafiaid. The new Mayor lets it be 
seen at the jump that he owes nothing to any of the influences 
that have heretofore swayed men in his high place and owes 
everything to hk city. He is not afraid of anybody or anything 
— not even of tradition. 

In making up his list of appointments, Rolph listened to any 
one who cared to make suggestions or request; he went hunting 
advice and information — and then he did exactly as he thought 
best without regard to the feelings of those who had besought 
or counseled him. Listen now to the confidential communica- 
tions of the many who would have it known — "but, of course, I 
must not be quoted as saying so" — that each of them made up 
the list for "My friend. Jim." Listen, and then laugh. 

But there was some unsolicited advice that Rolph rejected 
bluntly. For example, there was James Woods, manager of the 
St. Francis Hotel, and one of the best citizens San Francisco 
boasts. Some super-excellent fellowtownsmen heard that 
Woods was a police commission possibility. They went in 
protest to the Mayor-elect. The hotelman was not agreeable to 
them because of some incidents of his business, such as the St. 
Francis bar. Very frankly Rolph told them that he had not the 
slightest intention of making a police board that would make 
this a blue law village. And Woods was promptly appointed. 
Here is earnest that we shall have good, clean, decent, honest 
government, but it will not sing psalms through its nose nor for- 
bear to breathe on Sundays. 

The appointments are of a character the like of which no in- 
coming executive has handed San Francisco within the memory 
of this generation. Another Mayor might have called such men 
to assist him, but most of them would have declined with 
thanks and excuses. Cook, Woods, Fraser, Walcott, D'Ancona, 
Lindley, Spreckels, Queen, McDevitt, Brandenstein, Father 
Crowley, Marshal Hale, Miss Jones, Mrs. Hayward, Reardon, 
Giannini — there's a list it would be difficult to equal, much less 
to beat. All of them will serve, are proud to serve in the com- 
pany of the officers chosen at our first non-partisan election. 

Thus the city is relieved at last of government pitched and 
tarred with politics. Think back to the days of Buckley and 
Rainey, Stow and Higgins, of Martin Kelly and "Little Phil" 
Crimmins, of Ruef and Schmitz! Thus, also, passes the period 
of class government, never again to return, as one with even 
a moderate faith in human progress may well believe. Business 
— and municipal government is just that — is done best by busi- 
ness men, and the city's business will probably be done here- 
after on that plan. We have been fed full and overfull on sor- 
did politics, on greed, on graft, on class hatred enthroned in 
power, and are come now to the sensible and logical manner of 
civilized community living. 



A Business Program. 



SB- 
No merely political Mayor would 
have or could have mapped out and 
carried out such a programme as 
went over at the first meeting of the new official family. The 
inauguration was lacking wholly in fustian and buncombe. It 
was all plain business, and yet it was far from dull. The 



World's Fair administration, peculiarly elected and peculiarly 
trusted and honored, took office much as a new bank or railroad 
administration would have done. But the spirit of- the occasion 
was cheerful, neighborly. Those who witnessed the change 
which means so many and so great and good things for the 
city doubtless recalled the similar ceremony of two years ago 
when San Francisco's fourth term of class government, follow- 
ing a one-term-and-a-fraction interregnum of poetic decency, 
began with an exhibition of bad taste and bad feeling by the 
man with the gavel. He roared in two years ago, and he bleated 
out on Monday. 

The first day of the new order brought action of as definite 
a nature as was legally possible toward the things agreed upon 
by the Mayor and the Board as the most pressing: a new City 
Hall; the purchase of Spring Valley; restoration of the merit 
system; consolidation with San Mateo County; uniform public 
accounts and standardized specifications for contracts. 

The News Letter warmly approves Mayor Rolph's utterances 
on the water question, but it does believe that when he has had 
the time and the opportunity to look more deeply into the mat- 
ter he will see, as a sound, clear-thinking business man, that 
there are other Sierra sources much better, much cheaper, much 
more desirable and available than the Hetch-Hetchy, with its 
wilderness of adverse claims and government permissions. By 
all means let us acquire such of the Spring Valley as is neces- 
sary, and then use it to bring in, store and distribute water 
from a Sierra source — and there is one ready to hand that can 
be fully utilized a year before the Fair opens. 

After the matters of water, a City Hall and street railway 
transportation, the Mayor declares for good, clean streets, im- 
proved park system, improved sewer system, a beach espla- 
nade, more playgrounds, completion of the auxiliary fire instal- 
lation, tunnels under certain of the city's hills, improvement of 
all the roads in the outlying sections. 

Fine! Fine! But there are declarations in the inaugural 
message that are finer. One of them is the Mayor's flat-footed 
expression on the matter of charter provisions limiting street 
railway franchises to twenty-five years, for which period no 
privately capitalized bidder wants to invest. Rolph inclines to 
the indeterminate franchise, or to such other modification of the 
restrictions as will let us have the transportation facilities abso- 
lutely essential to municipal growth. It is a subject on which 
his predecessors have been extremely shy, probably for fear 
they would be charged with "lying down" to the existing street 
car companies, which would naturally be the first to bid if the 
terms were reasonable. More and better railroads we must have, 
says the new Mayor, even if we have to build them ourselves. 

Similarly consequential is the declaration in favor of modify- 
ing the charter limitation on the city's bonding capacity. It is 
obvious, as he shows, that the acquisition of a self-supporting 
and even profitable utility is not an added burden to the city, 
but a means of revenue. That exactly fits the case of the water 
supply question, and applies equally to the bonds for the Geary 
street road, experiment though that venture be. It is not likely 
that there will be any respectable or serious opposition to the 
charter change necessary to exclude from the limitation bond 
issues for going and paying investments. 

The outlook is brighter and the promise fairer than ever San 
Francisco has faced. It is pleasant enough to make us forget 
the old, evil times, lay aside well-worn hatreds and rancor 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



and all bitterness. The new administration begins with a rush 
in which, however, there is no rashness. Rolph knows where 
he is going, and is already well on his way. 



Athletics in the 
Public Schools. 



It has been a good long spell since 
we have heard much about athletics 
in the public schools — the kind of 
athletics which runs to definite and 
regular development of the child's body, so that it may keep 
pace with the flowering and unfolding mind, the kind of physi- 
cal culture supervised by experts and carried out faithfully by 
teachers competently drilled in that department of education. 

"But He spake of the temple of His body," runs a verse in 
the Book of Books. There is something in that verse to think 
about — "the temple of His body." Expound it as the pulpiteers 
may, its inner meaning to the lay understanding is that the body 
shall be kept clean and strong if the spirit dwelling within is to 
be clean and strong, shall be fitly housed and shall develop 
fitly. Good food, good air and all that are of not much ac- 
count without exercise. It needs exercise to make and keep 
pure the "temple of His body." 

Give the children plenty of playgrounds, but also teach them 
in the schools how to play. Build up their muscles in the years 
of growth. Make them rosy-cheeked, broad-shouldered, deep- 
chested, strong-limbed. That will make bad business for the 
doctors after awhile, but mighty good business for morality, 
decency, progress and humanity. 

The young body that is cleansed, purged, strengthened and 
refreshed with proper exercise will not admit morbid thoughts 
to the tenant within, and is fortified against unwholesome ap- 
petite and evil habit. 

Pretty much everything that had not political value has been 
neglected in San Francisco for the last few years. Physical 
culture in the public schools appears to have suffered with 
many other desirable things. That part of the curriculum has 
become a perfunctory affair, and the children have been left to 
"find" themselves physically without the judicious and sys- 
tematic training which ought to be as important in pedagogy as 
any of the arts or sciences. We look to the new Board of Edu- 
cation, working under better conditions, to remedy whatever de- 
fect it may be able to discover in this regard. 

More playgrounds — many more — and much physical culture 
in every school that the city controls, and hearty encouragement 
of the wholesome and helpful games and sports by the Board 
of Education will be, we hope, part of the program of the new 
San Francisco. 



"Anything to beat Taft" is the slo- 
"Anything to gan of the Insurgents, the Progres- 

Beat Taft." sives and the Lincoln-Roosevelt 

clubs, and in reply to the noise of 
the slogan, Taft calmly replies, "I am now in the game to stay," 
with a peculiar emphasis on "now." The slogan was a La Fol- 
lette suggestion, and r°-echoed by Gifford Pinchot, who trans- 
formed it into a Roosevelt blunderbuss, who in his haste touched 
it off prematurely. He was so sure of the man of Oyster Bay. 
But the gun had a back action, and it kicked him into Roose- 
velt's Ananias Club. It was not that the former President 
disliked the gun, but it annoyed him to hear it go off prema- 
turely. Nor was it the touching off of the blunderbuss so much 
that brought down the wrath of the African hunter upon Pin- 
chot as the offense of talking too much with his mouth after 
firing the gun that opened the door of the Ananias Club to 
him. The hero of San Juan really wanted to touch off the blast 
himself for himself, and objected to being discovered by Pin- 
chot as a willing Barkis. Pinchot made the mistake of his 



life when he essayed to tell the people of the United States 
what was in Colonel Roosevelt's mind, and what was the long- 
ing desire of the Colonel's heart. 

Nevertheless, the shouting, "anything to beat Taft," goes on 
with unabated vehemence. 

La Follette was thought to be the man to "beat Taft," but he 
spoiled his own game by suggesting to some of his confidantes 
of the insurgent camp that he himself commit hara kiri on his 
presidential ambition and die politically a martyr to the cause 
of party disloyalty. 

La Follette and all the rest of the insurgent leaders have 
counted on California to send a solid progressive delegation to 
the Republican nominating convention in June to "beat Taft," 
though La Follette is himself practically out of the race, for, 
according to his own admission, the cause of the insurgents 
would be made stronger if he would do the hara kiri act upon 
his own ambition and give his shoes to Colonel Roosevelt, 
whom La Follette thinks is worthy of the highest political hon- 
ors that could be conferred upon a party insurgent. What the 
game now is, is not so difficult to understand, so far as Cali- 
fornia is concerned. No doubt the program will be closely fol- 
lowed by the performers, unless Lhe Republicans of California 
conclude to smash it, which they are pretty sure to do. 

The number on the program that the Governor of California 
is to perform is the role of a bellwether, and lead the progres- 
sive sheep across the Republican fence into the pasture of the 
insurgents, and if he does the work well, he expects to be re- 
warded by the vice-presidential nomination whether La Follette 
or any other insurgent is nominated for the head of the ticket. 
If the Republicans of California are loyal to their party they 
will hesitate to follow the ambition of the self-appointed bell- 
wether out of their old party, and join the ranks of the deserters. 
However, many of the rank and file of the party would like to 
see the Governor thus highly honored. They are likely to balk 
at the price, it being nothing less than an abject surrender of 
their political principles; besides, the Republicans of California 
are not joining in the hue and cry, "anything to beat Taft." 
Evidently the Governor has bit off more than he can chew. 

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Strong support by the mercantile 
Freight Storage community of San Francisco is due 

Priviieges. the Merchants' Exchange traffic 

bureau in its protest against the dis- 
crimination by raihoads in favor of Sacramento, Stockton and 
Antioch as compared with this city. It has been made to ap- 
pear in some interior newspapers that the bureau wants the 
roads to be forced to abandon their system of free warehousing 
for producers in the vicinities named who will ship their goods 
over the line providing *hem storage gratis. This is wholly 
wrong. The bureau merely calls upon the railroads to give 
San Francisco the same privileges which it accords the interior 
shipping points so tavored. 

Time was when the products ot the Sacramento-San Joaquin 
delta came here in large volume, chiefly by water, for storage 
and d'stribution. Now the bulk ot the business goes to the rail- 
roads, attracted by the advantage of free warehousage offered 
at the three shipping points mentioned and denied at this and 
other bay points. 

With free switching and free warehousing at key points as 
against no free warehousing here, and an "industrial switching 
charge" of sufficient size to make an important factor in compe- 
tition, it is no wonder that we have lost the handlir,,; of vast 
quantities of up-river prodjcts. Perhaps the traffic bureau, 
seconded by the powerful Chamber of Commerce, for which it 
labors, will be able to restore an equality of conditions and 
bring us back a just share of this business. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



California small farmers and others 
Booming the would do well to look twice before 

Canal Zone. they jump at the tempting offers of 

the Panama Canal Zone Improve- 
ment Company, an Eastern association of professional "pro- 
moters." The zone is described as one of the most desirable 
regions on the continent for agricultural employment. Evidently 
the scheme is to influence small agriculturists living on the 
Paciific Coast to acquire land holdings in the zone and establish 
themselves there. No doubt some will be tempted to change 
their habitation, but every one who makes the venture certainly 
will regret it sooner or later. As a matter of fact, the canal zone 
really offers only discouragement to the agriculturist, and the 
Californian whc is foolish enough to go with the expectation of 
bettering his condition will have plenty of time and reason to 
regret it. As a matter of fact, the zone is in no sense an agri- 
tural region, nor is there any basis at all for the fairy tales that, 
when the nations of the world begin using the canal, they will 
create wonderful opportunities for the small farmer to get rich 
by selling his products in the new "home market." Moreover, 
he will find to his disappointment that the zone will not become 
the initial point nor the destination of the commerce using the 
canal. 

The Panama Canal Zone Improvement Company should 
know that the zone farmer is obliged to labor under difficulties 
that are nowhere found in California. The climate and the phy- 
sical formation of the zone restricts agricultural products to 
"patch" farming, and at no time since the construction of the 
canal began has the zone been able to supply even a small per 
cent of the food demanded by the canal labor force. In fact, the 
staple farm products of the zone are unequal to the local de- 
mand. The highways are little better than trails which lead out 
into and over rugged mountains. During the wet season, travel 
on foot is the safer and most expeditious method, while the 
farmer has no way of carrying his products to market other 
than on his back over muddy roads or paths. It is to be hoped 
that no California farmer will permit himself to listen to songs 
of the Panama Zone Improvement Company, and be inveigled 
into seeking a home in the zone. Although the zone has been 
settled for more than four centuries, farming and methods of 
home life are as primitive as they were when the country was 
first discovered, and besides all that, the only real, sure crop in 
the zone is a crop of various brands of fever. But for all that, a 
strong effort will be made to induce California farmers to ac- 
cept the tempting offer of the Panama Canal Zone Improvement 
Company. 



Shade Trees 

For Public Roads. 



The word comes from Sacramento 
by the way of Boston that the Cali- 
fornia Board of Forestry and High- 
way Commission plans to have all 
the State roads lined with rows of shade trees, and a big 
hole will be made in the $18,000,000 appropriation to procure 
the trees and pay for planting them. There is probably not a 
citizen of California who would not enjoy traveling over roads 
lined on either side with stately shade trees, but it is safe to 
say that the public would be willing to forego the trees for 
the present if the construction of good roads could be expedited, 
There is a pressing need of better highways, and good roads 
would be very acceptable to the public even without shade 
trees, and the rural regions are wondering why the Commission 
does not start the improvement. Perhaps the roads commis- 
sioners have a good reason for delaying operations, but mean- 
while the commerce of the State that originates in the rural 
districts is dreadfully handicapped by rough and often muddy 
highways; besides, the expected influx of home-seekers is re- 



Regulate the Sale 
Of Explosives. 



tarded because they do not see anything of a substantial nature 
being done to make good the State's promise that there would 
soon be evidences everywhere that the $18,000,000 appropria- 
tion for public highway construction was being well and ac- 
tively employed. There is too much backing and filling by 
the commission. Substantial, intelligent and active road build- 
ing is the cry that comes from all quarters of the State. Let 
good roads be constructed, foregoing, if need be, the ornamental 
and shade tree embellishment. 

3BT 
To continue our recent remarks on 
the subject of legal regulation of 
commerce in and transportation of 
explosives : There is, it is true, a 
Federal statute which forbids the carrying of dynamite on pas- 
senger trains, but it would apply in practice only to interstate 
journeys, and it is, in fact, a law honored in the breach. Nobody 
legitimately carrying dynamite — such as traveling salesmen 
with suitcases full of high explosives — need worry about the 
law. Criminals, as recent revelations have shown, can and do 
disregard it altogether. 

The needful thing is State legislation closely regulating the 
whole business of storing, handling and selling explosives, es- 
pecially the last. To that end, the National Metal Trades Asso- 
ciation is agitating for action by all the legislatures to which it 
offers a model bill. The suggested measure provides for a yearly 
license to be issued by County Clerks to every dealer in dyna- 
mite and the like, the same to be procurable only upon compli- 
ance with obvious provisions which definitely fix the identity of 
the merchandiser and the place of storage of the goods, and 
upon the payment of $25 each year. It is provided that where 
more than one hundred pounds are stored by one licensee in one 
place there shall be a bond to cover damage in case of ex- 
plosion, the bonds running as high as $25,000. It is also pro- 
vided that no explosive sha.1! be left unguarded or unprotected 
outside of the place designated in the license. Most important 
of all is the clause which calls for complete registration of every 
sale of dynamite, the record Lo contain the date, the buyer's 
name and address, and his description, together with a detailed 
statement of his purpose and the proposed place of use. 

There was no difficulty about getting the extraordinarily pow- 
erful stuff used to destroy the Times building. There would be 
no difficulty now in duplicating the purchase. 

The need of legislation on this subject is too obvious to need 
argument, beyond simple reference to the published revelations 
of the long list of dynamitings lately exposed. 



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Will Edison kindly rise and explain why "joy rides" that 

succeed in getting as far as the first editions of the newspaper 
always end so disastrously ? The other day a seasoned rider in 
this up-to-date method of explosive joy saw a quiet, pensively 
puffing locomotive, steaming idly before a railway station. He 
clambered aboard, gave a lever a yank, there was a whiz and 
a piercing locomotive shriek for seventeen miles, and then, 
smash; because a puritanical passenger train attempted to 
check his joy ride, which of course it succeeded in doing, al- 
though it afterwards wished it hadn't. As for the joy rider, 
see Emergency Hospital book entry, pages 61-63. 

Quite properly, the German army officer who refused to 



divulge the whereabouts of the stolen Mona Lisa and was fined 
ten dollars left the court room in a towering rage. Only a ten 
dollar fine after such oceans of publicity in the press of the 
wide world! And such an opportunity lost! The poor devil 
didn't get a single offer to go into vaudeville, nor did a single 
magazine editor approach him for an article on his experience 
in looting Louvres. European justice is the limit in helping a 
man to turn an honest hundred thousand dollars in a pinch, 
anyway. 

Now what d'ye think of that! The $200,000 collected for 

the McNamara defense fund has completely disappeared, not a 
stiver of it left; and even the attorneys claim they didn't get 
a part of their fees. Nothing but goose eggs in the ledger ac- 
counts, and geese in sight. But after all, the disappearance of 
those funds will never equal in legerdemain and mystery the 
disappearance of some of the several funds voted by the people 
for the improvement of San Francisco under the last administra- 
tion. 

Old Mammy Pleasant must be grinning wherever she 

may be this week. Another local court recently broke into one 
of her strong boxes in search of the treasures she is supposed to 
have sequestered in the Bell estate. Anything of value that 
shrewd and far-seeing old Mammy Pleasant overlooked before 
she departed this life is now on exhibition in an eye of a needle 
stuck in the kirtle of the marble statue of Venus on the first 
floor of the Park Museum. 

Judge Treadwell has been studying medicine since his 

recent eventful wedding, and the chances are that if any of the 
wedding guests who so loyally and sincerely looted his resi- 
dence while he was busy congratulating the buds, are ever haled 
into his court to get a jolt of justice, they will receive in addition 
a double dose of a new concoction prepared by the Judge that 
will forever cure them of their severe attack of souveniritis. 

Aha, brother Carnegie! I told you the "goblins would 

get yer if yer don't watch out." Don't stand for any Steel 
probe. We're not all Garys, Schwabs and Rockefellers on the 
witness stand. Duck for the nearest Carnegie library: nobody 
will ever think of looking for you there; and when the weather 
clears, skip for Skidoo Castle, where you don't care if they do 
find you. 

Thieves broke into a local candy store recently, and 

looted the cash drawer, but never touched the candy. There 
was nothing wearing skirts in that predatory bunch. 



A marrying parson, recently prosecuted by wife No. 4, 

was rendered materia! assistance in his troubles by wife No. 1, 
now married to another man. What wonder that this much 
badgered parson, as he munched his bread and water in his 
donjon deep, mumbled the beautiful words of the poet: "O 
woman, in our hours of ease, uncertain, coy and hard to please ; 
tumpty, tumpty, tumpty, turn; a ministering angel thou." 

The motor car is the pioneer of good roads. The Harry 

Davis trip of amateur motorists from Indianapolis to this city 
in twelve cars is a practical demonstration that the misjudged 
mountain roads are negotiable even for amateurs; so there is 
nothing "impassable" now in the way of Eastern automobilists 
who are hungry to join the procession viewing the magnificent 
panoramic scenery of California. 

The State Board of Control is training its guns on the 

management of the Napa Insane Asylum, and the leading mem- 
bers are said to be handing in their resignations. The State 
Board of Control was built for business by the present State 
administration, and has all the ear-marks that its name implies. 

The New York City Fathers have ordered the turkey trot 

out of the dance halls, under penalty of forfeiture of license. 
Locally the turkey trot moves at a Thanksgiving clip, and oddly 
enough, mainly by the plaudits and support of the midnight 
automobile wing of ultra fashionable society. 

"Smiling Jim" Rolph acts as if he were captain of the 

ship, and the aggressive spirit in which he has attacked the new 
City Hall problem, the Civic Center and other matters of 
moment, augurs well for the businesslike qualities of the new 
administration. "Get results" is a slogan to tie to. 

"Rotten!" is the concise and elegant way in which an im- 
pressionable Countess, who can read Elinor Glyn backwards, 
sums up her purple impressions of America because she was 
forbidden to smoke cigarettes in the dining room of a conserva- 
tive New York hotel. 

A hunter mistaken for a mountain lion was shot in the 

neck: had he been mistaken for a pterodactyl during a presi- 
dential campaign, in heaven's name in what part of his ana- 
tomical geography would he have been perforated? 

Ruef's campaign to get paroled out of the penitentiary 

was upset by his inordinate craving for candy. This is not the 
first time that Ruef's fondness for the contents of the sugar bar- 
rel has got him into trouble. 

Have you received any New Year proposals yet? The 

bachelor girls must be getting busy, for the Post Office Depart- 
ment reports that the mail of the Bachelor Clubs has materially 
increased since January 1st. 

"I loved, I wooed, I proposed marriage" is the confession 

of Madame Maeterlinck; and, by the way, she is at the same 
time truthful enough not to claim that she is the pioneer in this 
style of efficient matrimony. 

All Chinatown hailed the advent of the new Asiatic re- 
public this week, and they greeted it in the up-to-date Chino- 
Caucasian spirit of true democracy — firecrackers, punks, cheers, 
cheese and beer. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



AGMtat Monsftles 



His name was Athelbert Montyon Montmorency James Grey, 
and he came aboard the ship at Southampton with a monocle 
in one eye — you can't have a monocle in two eyes, by the way— 
and a cane in one hand. He wore a tremendously loud plaid 
mackintosh and a silk hat. 

"Here's Lord Dundreary in his youth," I said to myself. I 
heard him say farewell to a couple of "chappies" who hadcome 
down from London to see him off, and my heart rejoiced in the 
lazy drawl of his voice. "Here's sport ahead," I said. 

He seemed to be the typical Englishman — blonde hair soaked 
down on his head so that not a hair could go astray, ineffable 
blonde mustache, and gentle blue eyes. He wore his mouth 
ajar, and I knew just the sort of conversation that would issue 
from it: "Bah Jove, y'know! Really? Well, rawther, old 
chap!" I had seen his sort on the stage, and at a distance in 
London. 

I nabbed my steamer chair, and made the usual complaint 
to the deck steward because it was not in the very best spot on 
board, and had it changed, got out my steamer rug, dug my 
trashy novel out of the Gladstone bag, and settled myself. 
Athelbert-and-the-rest-of-it Grey had, I noticed, the chair next 
mine. His name was in the slot at the top. "Good!" I said to 
myself. "Sport ahead!" 

I had hardly opened my book when Athelbert came on deck. 
He paused a moment in the doorway and walked toward his 
chair. Never had I seen such a change in a man in so short 
a time. He had shaved his mustache, for one thing, and while 
his fresh pink-and-white complexion could not be changed so 
quickly, his mouth was closed, and his ultra-English garments 
had given olace to a good imitation of an American business 
suit. He took the monocle from his eye as he came toward me, 
carefully wrapped the silk cord around it, and tossed the whole 
affair over the side of the ship. Then he seated himself in his 
steamer chair. Or, rather, he sat on it, with his feet over the 
side. 

"I say," he began, without preliminaries, "you're from the 
States, I take it?" 

"New York," I admitted. 

"You bet!" he said, and the phrase sounded oddly from lips 
more accustomed to say "I wager!" His interest in me seemed 
intensified a hundredfold by my admission. "Hustlin' place, 
New York. That's where I get off." 

"That's where we all get off, unless we mash into an iceberg," 
I said. 

"Right, oh!" he said, cheerfully. "American joke, that, what? 
I get you." 

He seemed immensely proud that he had caught the faint 
glimmer of humor in my words. 1 suppose he had heard many 
times that Englishmen are unable to see American humor in 
less than a week after its inflicted on them — which is not true, 
by the way. There's Jerome K. Jerome, for example, almost 
entitled to rank as the leading American humorist. I liked 
Athelbert. A more innocent, sweet-natured youth I never met. 

"See here," I said, "1 saw you chuck that monocle overboard. 
What did you do that for? Did it hurt your eye?" 

"My word, no!" he said, with a little laugh and a grin. 
"Cawn't wear the thing in America, can I? Chap cawn't hustle 
with a pane of glass in his jolly eye, what?" 

"And that's why you tossed it over?" I asked. 

He nodded his head and grinned. 

"Chap has got to hustle in America, they tell me, what?" 

I laughed. 

"There are plenty of 'chaps' that don't hustle in America," I 
said. 

"Really?" he asked, with surprise, and then he said: "All the 
more chance for the chaps that do hustle, then, eh, what?" 

"Looks that way," I said. 

This pleased him. 

"Right, oh!" he said cheerfully. "I say, you look like the 
right sort. I don't mind tellin' you I'm goin' to New York to 
hustle. What say? Has a chap a chawnce?" 

"The hustler has a chance anywhere," I said. 

"Oh, say, now!" exclaimed Athelbert. "Not in Lunnon, you 
know. Chap cawn't hustle in Lunnon. I tried it, and it's rotten, 
I give my word. They look at you, you know. It isn't done. 
Tell me," he said, with his pleasant smile, "do you rawther 
think I'll make a hustler?" 



I looked at him and laughed. I believe I went into a sort of 
mute fit of laughter in my steamer chair, and Athelbert sat and 
watched me with the good-natured smile on his face. Suddenly 
his face fell. 

"I say," he said anxiously, "did I miss a joke?" 

"No, no!" I assured him. "Excuse me, will you? I didn't 
mean to be rude, but you don't look like a hustler. You are al- 
right, but if I was to make a guess, I would say you were in the 
habit of lounging around a club all day." 

"You hit it off!" he said. "And I got so bally tired of it! My 
word, yes. I was sittin' there one mornin', and uncle came in. 
Good old sport uncle is, but I was sittin' there, and uncle came 
in. 'My word!' I thought, 'look at uncle! In forty years I'll 
be sittin' here just as I am now, and I'll be like uncle.' Good 
old sport, uncle is, but, my word! A chap don't want to be 
like that in forty years." 

"Like what?" I asked. 

"Nothin'. Just a good old sport," said Athelbert. "Ah — ah 
— Cecil Rhodes wasn't that way, nor Wellington, nor — nor 
those chaps, you know. It's very well to be a good old sport, 
but " 

He waved his hands. I understood; it was no life for a man. 

During the voyage, Athelbert clung rather closely to me, and 
I was not sorry, for he was a charming fellow. He asked me at 
least ten thousand questions about America and New York, and 
I answered as well as I could. 

"See here, Grey," I said at last, "we are good friends now. 
What is the real reason you are coming to America?" 

Athelbert blushed all over his pink face. We were leaning 
on the rail, looking at the water slipping by, and it was charac- 
teristic of his frank spirit that he turned and looked into my 
face. 

"Girl," he said. "Uncle didn't approve of the girl, and the 
girl was alright, you know. Cheesemonger's daughter and all 
that, but a fine girl. A chap cawn't chuck over a girl he likes 
just for a bag of money, what ?" 

"You are alright, Grey," I told him. 

His face glowed as it always did v/hen he was pleased. 

"I say, do you think so?" he said. "Think I'll make good?" 
He asked it rather hesitatingly, perhaps because the phrase 
was new to his vocabulary, and perhaps because he did not like 
to put such a bald question. 

"That depends," I said. "I rather think you will. What do 
you mean to take up?" 

"I wanted to awsk you that," he said. "I want to hustle. 
What — what's the hustlingest game in New York, do you 
fawncy?" 

"I should say advertising," I said thoughtfully. "Advertis- 
ing, or reporting for a live newspaper." 

"I couldn't be a press man, you know," said Athelbert. "I 
cawn't write that well. I rawther fawncy advertising, you 
know." 

"It is a big field," I said. "The man with ideas, with hustle 
enough to carry them into being, can do well in advertising." 

"I'm for it," said Athelbert promptly. 

"You have to be what we call a live wire," I warned him. 

"Never fear," said Athelbert. 

I saw him through the customhouse- and to a hotel, and there 



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we parted. I had meant to keep an eye on him, but you know 
how it is in New York. Time flew, and I was busy, and, ac- 
tually. I forgot al! about him. I had given him my address, and 
he could have looked me up at any time if he had desired, but 
it was eight months before I heard from him. 

"Why, hello, Grey! ' I said when I heard his voice through 
the telephone. "Knew you the minute I heard you speak. Why 
haven't I seen you before ?" 

"Jove! You don't see me now, what?" he laughed back. 
"Oh, I've been hustlin'. I'm in business, what, ho! Goin' 
some, that?" 

"My goodness, yes!" I laughed. "Only eight months to get 
into business." 

"Oh, I got in sooner than that, you know," said Grey. "Hired 
an office the next day. Sign chap thought I was jolly well in- 
sane. I taught him to hustle. I say, can you come over?" 

I could, and I did. I found Grey on the tenth floor of the 
Metropolitan Building, with a sign on his door: "A. Grey, Ad- 
vertising Specialist." He greeted me with a smile that was as 
warm a welcome as a man ever had. 

"Jove!" he said. "I've hit it, you know. Bally well believe 
I've hit it!" 

"You have, have you, you fraud?" I said. "Why didn't you let 
me know where you were? Nice way to treat an old friend." 

"I've been hustlin' too hard," said Athelbert. "Look at the 
top of that desk." 

I looked. It was a new roll-top desk, but the top was worn 
void of varnish. 

"Heels," said Athelbert proudly. "Jove ! I've had my heels 
there twelve hours a day, takin' out lunch time. Hustlin'? 
Nothin' but hustlin' all day." 

"With your heels cocked up on that desk?" I asked. 

"Thinkin'," said Athelbert, beaming on me. "Jove, you know! 
I had to. Chap has to hustle in the States. I can see that." 

"And you hustled eight months, sitting in a chair with your 
heels on top of your desk?" 

"Rawther!" said Athelbert. "Jolly hard labor it was, too, old 
chap. Quite hard to keep awake some days, I assure you. But 
a man's got to hustle!" 

"Come on," I coaxed. "Tell me. What's the answer?" 

"It's not a conundrum, you know," said Athelbert, good- 
naturedly. "It was thinkin'. By Jove, it's no easy matter for 
a man that never had one to have an idea, is it? He's got to 
hustle them up, what?" 

"Oh, I see!" I said, as a glimmer of the truth reached me. 
"You have been digging for an idea. That's it, is it?" 

"Uncle is married again," said Athelbert, apropos of nothing, 
as it seemed to me. 

"You don't say!" I exclaimed. "Didn't know the good old 
sport had been married at all." 

"Oh, lots of times," said Athelbert carelessly. "Quite a mar- 
ryin' man, uncle is. That's my idea, you see." 

"What? Marrying o lot of times?" I asked. 

"I get you!" he said, with a laugh as a tribute to the joke. 
"No. The invitation and announcement and all that, you see. 
Right good place to advertise, what? In a wedding announce- 
ment?" 

"Look here, Athelbertus," I said, "stop hustling the American 
language long enough to tell me what is in your mind, will 
you?" 

"Rather!" he said. "Uncle sent me an announcement, you 
see. 'What, ho!' I said. 'Here's somethin' interestin'!' Chap 
always feels that way about a weddin' announcement, doesnt 
he?' So I opened it — two envelopes, announcement, cards, tis- 
sue paper, and all. I saw it was only uncle, marryin' ai;ain. 
'Phaugh!' I said. 'Nothin' but uncle gettin' married. A chap 
would sooner get an advertisement by mail than one of uncle's 
marryin' notices.' And right there I had the idea!" 

"Go ahead. Tell me. I'm strong," I said. 

"Sellin' space in weddin' announcements for advertising 
chaps," said Athelbert, glowing with pride. "Rawther clever 
idea, what? And all my own. Finest kind of advertisin'. I 

take it. Now, you see " 

_ He explained the whole scheme. He would buy the adver- 
tising rights of all the wedding announcements — he was not 
sure how he would buy them, he thought he might reach the 
contracting parties through the stationers that furnished the an- 
nouncements. He passed that very important detail over 
lightly. His idea was to furnish the whole announcement or 
invitation, fashionable envelopes, swell engraving and all, free 



for the mere right of slipping another small card in the envel- 
opes. And then he would sell the right to engrave an advertise- 
ment on that card to some one advertiser. 

"They'll be crazy over it," he assured me. "They'll be wild 
for it. Fancy you were a classy silversmith, now. Fancy you 
could put your advertisement on a card in all the weddin' in- 
vitations goin' out in New York for a year. 'Williams & Jones, 
Silversmiths. Weddin' Presents a Specialty.' Everybody 
would receive that card right in the weddin' "invitation, just 
when they were thinkin' they must pick up somethin' for a gift 
for the bride. It should bring results, what?" 

"It would be good advertising," I laughed. 

"Rawther!" said Athelbert, enthusiastically. "And the bride 
should like it, what? Sort of a gentle hint?" 

"I should say so!" I said. 

"Glad you like the idea, old chap," Athelbert said. "Don't 
see anything wrong with it, do you ?" 

"Only two things," I said. "You will not be able to get the 
names of the contracting parties in advance from any stationers 
I ever knew anything about, and you will not be able to get 
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is, the blue-blooded canine of Burlingame and thereabouts. At 
Menlo Park eight prize Pomeranians and Pekingese spaniels 
are victims of distemper, and Mrs. Charles J. Lindgren of Bur- 
lingame lost, through poison, five of her six valuable Chihua- 
huas, which comprised one of the best collections of that type 
of animal in the world. To take care of the last doggie, Mrs. 
Lindgren has engaged a private detective. But "Patsy" is 
worth it. A dog-poisoner is almost impossible to understand. 
He is several degrees worse than a gaspipe thug or a pick- 
pocket. He is actuated by no feeling but the desire to kill. 
It is a misdeed which requires no courage, which is always easy 
to perpetrate, and from which no return can be expected. The 
dog poisoner should be captured and made an example of — 
hanged to the nearest gooseberry tree, while all the dogs of the 
neighborhood, big and little, baited him. This, with one excep- 
tion ! If the poisoner be the lady's husband or lover — of course 
this could not be in the case mentioned — who has taken revenge 
on the dogs because milady kisses them oftener than she does 
him — then, we think a gentler fate should be dealt him. A 
woman ought to be careful in this respect. Sometimes a man 
does not relish being kissed by the same mouth which kisses a 
dog, however much he may like the mouth. 

S V V 

How the Governor delights in his Big Stick. He may get ac- 
customed to it by and by — but not yet. In another year or two, 
perhaps, when he has played with it longer ! It is now Douglas 
Keith upon whom he uses it. The former principal of the State 
institution for the deaf and blind has gone his way — with 
others. He was a man of ability, doing his duty to the best of 
his ability, but in some way he did not please the Governor, 
who took it upon himself to fancy that the principal of such an 
institution, whose real duty is supervision, should personally 
be capable of every little detail of teaching. Bosh ! We would 
like to inquire of the Governor what his real reason in the mat- 
ter was. In what way has Douglas Keith offended his past or 
imperiled his future. Whatever the trouble, Keith is proving 
himself too much of a gentleman to recriminate. 

S S Z 

Society has taken to ragging, has taken 

to it with a vim which puts the red light 
district to shame. It is not only part of 
the social education of the debutante, but 
of the debutante's chaperon. Both of 
them demand it. In fact, the demand ex- 
ceeds the supply. For be it known that 
the young and old men of society have 
not yet all learned to rag. They may do 
their best, but it is sometimes a poor 
showing. Ned Greenway, for instance, 
it is said, although he has practiced the 
Texas Tommy steadily for six months 
with a certain young lady whom he has 
sworn to secrecy, is not yet capable of an 
exhibition that would excite admiration 
or applause in a general gathering, even 
if it were very much wined. With the 
Turkey Trot he did not have nearly so 
much trouble, but in San Francisco that 
bird has flit its vogue, and is undergoing 



a feather pulling process by the clergy in provincial New York, 
though reduced to harmlessness and a mere touching of the 
knees, and in spite of the fact that the president's dancing mas- 
ter has spoken for it. Society here may revive it later, per- 
haps, should it come back more artistically reduced; in fine, 
should the good of Gotham chase it West, some morning before 
it had quite time to robe itself. Or can one speak of a bird in 
this manner? With such a subject, it would be impossible not 
to be improper anyway. And all the while we talk, society is 
ragging its head off. Yet if one were to analyze the rag — but 
we really mustn't. It has its uses, and is being put to them 
most strenuously. It furnishes a most effective inspiration to 
divorce. It has an aftermath of moonlight gardens, of kisses, 
and stairways, and arm-encircling waists in secluded places. 
It deals with the romance of life — if such a term can be applied 
to the caprices of women and the flirtations of men. It is a 
flourish of the night upon which other nights will surely follow. 
And it does flourish— everything it has got — if it didn't, it could 
not. Peculiar language, but true. 

«• 5 S 

The Princess Rospigliosi, who will arrive in San Francisco the 
end of this month, is an American woman whose marriage to a 
European nobleman has been singularly happy, as far as her 
relations with her husband are concerned. Rospigliosi was not 
a fortune-hunter, having great wealth of his own, whereas, 
Marie Reid Parkhurst was relatively poor, although beautiful. 
It was a love match, pure and simple. The Prince was the head 
of his house, one of the oldest in Italy, and his family pro- 
tested bitterly against the union, particularly as the bride was 
a divorcee, her maiden name having been Reid. The Pope 
would not recognize the marriage, and neither would most of 
the other relatives and friends of the Prince, but the laws of 
Italy and of the United States recognized it, and their son is 
legal heir to the title and estates. An effort was made by the 
Prince to have the marriage recognized by the Church, on a 
Papal dispensation, but he failed, although eleven out of sixteen 
Cardinals to whom the matter was referred voted in favor of the 
dispensation. The Prince's family tried to have the marriage 
annulled but failed, and the Princess is winner all along the 
line. One of the most dastardly acts of her enemies was to 



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spread a report that she had gone away with her steward. It 
was true, but only in the sense that the steward formed one of 
her retinue of servants. The story was quickly shown up in all 
its falsity. 

S 5 5 

Very illuminating are the sidelights thrown on several spec- 
tacular and corrupting cases which have recently soiled the 
local divorce courts. The latest of the kind to be enacted is the 
Lichtenstein case, which is now being investigated by the Grand 
Jury on behalf of the wife. Nat Lichtenstein is a stock and 
bond broker, who laid the foundation of a comfortable fortune 
in the "Uncle Harris" business. Several weeks ago, a few days 
after Christmas, he filed suit against his wife, charging her with 
gross misconduct with Bert Joseph, a New York traveling sales- 
man, in a French restaurant on O'Farrell street. Lichtenstein 
claimed that he caught his wife in disgrace when he broke into 
the room with his three brothers, Samuel, Benjamin and 
Michael, accompanied by his attorney, Milton Nathan. The 
version of the exciting affair set forth in the complaint for 
divorce, carefully drawn by Lichtenstein and his attorney, was 
as kaleidoscopic, hair-stirring and positive as any scene of 
wrong-doing pictured by the expressive and photographically 
exact moving picture shows. But — now comes Mrs. Lichten- 
stein before the Grand Jury, and in a brief half-dozen search- 
light sentences transforms the whole scene, plot and character 
of the shocking affair. According to her story, Joseph was in- 
troduced to her by her husband as a friend whose social atten- 
tions were "alright," and who would prove a good friend of the 
family. When she unsuspectingly accepted his invitation to 
luncheon at the St. Francis, she thought everything was regular; 
just as she did when he asked her to step into Shreve's and pick 
out a present, which she did when she selected a purse. Nor 
did she suspect anything was wrong when the friend of her hus- 
band prevailed on her to leave her diamonds there to be 
cleaned. From there, Joseph conducted her to a well known 
resort on O'Farrell street with private rooms annexed to the 
restaurant. Mrs. Lichtenstein claims that she thought Joseph 
was conducting her to the parlor of the hotel, and was protesting 
because he had taken her to a private apartment, when the 
door was broken in by her husband and his brothers. Her dia- 
mond bracelet was taken from her, and within an hour the pru- 
dent husband had called at Shreve's and gathered up all the 
diamonds left there to be cleaned. It was a clean-up all round 
by those bent on making a thorough-going job of it. Of course, 
there is no connection or parallel between this case and several 
others that have cropped up within the past year, in which the 
husband has brought home a "safe friend" to introduce to his 
wife, and has urged her to pay the friend particular social at- 
tentions for "business purposes." This friend is usually en- 
gaging in manner, wants to see the town, and apparently has 
plenty of money to spend. The unsuspecting wife accompanies 
him to the theatre, to luncheons, without anything dangerous 
transpiring, and then some afternoon, when her trustfulness is 
disarmed, she is led into a questionable resort, and the husband 
and his ready companions rush in. Usually the most that can 
be said of the case is that she has been caught in a questionable 
resort, but it serves the purpose of the husband in getting 
grounds for a complaint. The matter of blackening the wife's 
character seems to be of little moment in his mind. Wives 
without spirit are usually so overwhelmed with the situation 
that they shrink from a contest in which they fear more such 
evidence will be flung at them. 

5 5 s 

The origin of the sobriquet, "Fighting Bob," as applied to 
the late Rear-Admiral Robley D. Evans, U. S. Navy, is one of 
many little Navy stories, known only to a few of the old-time 



officers. Evans, until the Spanish war, was in only one real 
fight, the attack on Fort Fisher, in January, 1865. In that fight 
several hundred other officers fought quite as bravely and as 
effectively as he. The term "fighting" was given him a full 
generation ago. Here is the story of its origin: Evans was 
wounded at the Fort Fisher fight, and a naval examining board 
wanted to place him on the retired list, thinking that he would 
be crippled for life. Evans protested. The board insisted. 
Evans brought to bear all the influence he could muster, and an- 
nounced that he would "fight" the medicos to the bitter end in 
order to retain his place on the active list, with its prospects of 
promotion, which were denied retired officers. He did not wish 
to end his naval career. He won, after a prolonged "fight," 
which was the biggest "fight" of his life. Later, he had an- 
other "fight" at Santiago, in 1898, but that and the Fort Fisher 
affair were his only martial "fights." It was a red-tape, depart- 
mental "fight" that earned him the name "Fighting Bob," as 
the Navy in general knows. 



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January 13, 1912. 



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The situation in Europe has become 
Situation in Europe. so critical that a new grouping of 
the Powers seems inevitable if an 
international clash would be avoided. But in the work of 
forming a new alignment, there is likely to be a sharp diplo- 
matic war between Germany and Great Britain. England will 
still insist that she be recognized as the balance of power nation 
in the new grouping, and Germany will contend that a new 
grouping could r.ot be made permanent unless her right to exer- 
cise a dominating influence is admitted by the nations in in- 
terest. The causes obliging a new alignment are several. The 
Triple Alliance — i. e., Germany, Italy and Austria — has become 
decidedly burdensome to ail concerned, and is of little use as 
an offensive and defensive compact, because of Italy's hasty on- 
slaught upon Turkey, which at the very beginning threatened 
the peace of Southern Europe and which Austria was quick to 
provide for by ordering preparations for mobilizing an army 
on the border of Turkey, ostensibly to observe Italy's move- 
ments, but in reality to be ready to take her share of the Otto- 
man Empire in case of disintegration, and all this was done 
without letting Germany or Italy into Austria's confidence. This 
act of Austria strained the Triple Alliance to the breaking point. 
The second cause of the need of a new grouping of the powers 
is the fear that Russia is about to consummate an agreement 
with Turkey by which Turkey is to raise the blockade of the 
Dardanelles to the Czar's Black Sea fleet in the event Italy 
attempts to seize the waterway or blockade it. This move of 
Russia, together with her interference in China's troubles, 
even to the extent of practically taking possession of three 
of China's best provinces, which has convinced the Powers, as 
they are now grouped, that a new alignment is required to head 
off Russia in China and the Czar's influence in Constantinople, 
and also to nullify, as far as possible, some of the specifications 
agreed upon by the Turks and Italians as a basis of a restora- 
tion of peace between the warring nations. The specifications 
provide for Italy's absolute ownership and political control of 
the Turkish province of Tripoli, Italy paying a round sum to 
indemnify Turkey for the loss of the province, and Italy conced- 
ing the right of the Sultan to be the supreme religious influence 
in Northern Africa, as the legitimate head of the Mohammedan 
sect. It is feared he will incite trouble in all the Islam States 
of Africa, including Egypt and the Soudan. That is why the 
Christian nations of Europe deem it wise to group the nations 
on a new alignment, especially that Russia's intrigues in China 
and in Constantinople are likely to create critical international 
conditions. On the other hand, Germany's desire to be recog- 
nized as holding the balance of power is likely to meet positive 
opposition in England and France, and defeat the new grouping 
scheme. 

The Near East will resume a state of tranquility the 

moment the commissioners agree upon and sign a treaty of 
peace between Turkey and Italy, which should be an accom- 
plished fact in not more than six weeks hence, but Russia is 
making the Middle East a prospective battle ground for all the 
nations. Germany, Turkey and France would be bound to call 
a halt to Russia if she sends soldiers into Eastern Asia Minor. 

The leaders of 1he movement for a republic in China are 

probably making a serious mistake in intimating that "Yankee 
money" was aiding the movement to establish a liberal monar- 
chy in China. Of course, the purpose is to prejudice the Chinese 
mind against the United States, hoping it will react upon Ameri- 
can commerce in the Far East. 

The Liberal members of the British Parliament have 

united for the purpose of giving Parliament a better hold on 
the conduct of the foreign department of the government. They 
propose less secrecy in diplomatic matters. 

A Turko-Russian conference is being held in Paris to 

discuss the question of the Turkish blockade of the Darda- 
nelles. It is believed the Czar's Ambassadors will get all they 
ask for. 



Conditions in China grow worse rather than better for 

the new republic. Mongolia, v/hich seceded from the republic 
on the day it was formed, has divided herself into three States, 
and refuses to identify her political existence with the so-called 
republic of China, while the republic itself is making little or 
no headway in the direction of permanency. An edict from the 
throne signifies its readiness and willingness to abdicate the 
moment a convention of representative men from all the prov- 
inces meet and agree upon a form of government that will sat- 
isfy the people of China, and Yuan's prediction is likely to be 
verified that efforts to crush the rebellion will continue and that 
anarchy will prevail all over China unless the rebels agree to 
suspend hostilities and leave the whole matter to a convention 
of representative men of the several provinces. This the 
revolutionists decline to do, claiming thai a new form of gov- 
ernment — a reoublic — is already established. Which is not 
true in any sense, for less than 100.000,000 of the 400,000,000 
people of China have signified their allegiance to the new order 
of things, which seems to justify Yuan's prediction that China 
is ripe for a state of anarchy and the destruction of all industry 
and commerce. 

The atrocities of Russia in Persia shock the civilized 

world, but while Russia is occupying Northern Persia by force 
of arms, it must not be forgotten that England's Sepoys are do- 
ing the same thing to Southern Persia, only that so far the In- 
dians have committed no outrages other than taking a country 
that England does not pretend to have a valid claim to. Ger- 
man, French and English capitalists are very much afraid that 
Russian occupation of Northern Persia will be followed by Rus- 
sian invasion of Eastern Asia Minor and jeopardize German, 
French and English investments in railway and industrial pro- 
jects. All that would be required to make Northern Persia a 
part of European Russia would be a proclamation of the Czar 
obliterating the boundary line between trans-Caucasia and Per- 
sia. The march thence to Germany's Bagdad railway and the 
fertile valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers would not 
be a very difficult undertaking, and the new deal between the 
Sultan and the Czar may provide for something of the kind. 

There is a general demand in Europe for a commission 

to investigate the conduct of the Belgian government in the 
Kongo Free State. Dreadful atrocities are charged, even to the 
selling of natives into slavery. 

The surrender of General Reyes does not necessarily 

mean peace for Mexico. There are several other soldiers out of 
a job who prefer the saddle to a jail. 

Negotiations are pending for a Franco-Spanish confer- 
ence to arrange their respective spheres of influence and trade 
rights in Morocco. 

Wariike tribesmen of Morocco are making life a very 

uncertain quantity for French pickets and scouting columns. 

All the Latin-Ameriran States are preparing to partici- 
pate in the Panama-Pacific Exposition. 

France officially calls aeroplanes "Avions." England 

will follow suit. 

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"The Red Rose" at the Columbia. 

John C. Fisher, who brings "The Red Rose" to us, is one of 
the pioneers of the craze foi musical comedy. He it was who 
brought out "Florodora," and paved the way for the succeeding 
invasion of this kind of entertainment. It is a long time since 
we have heard from Mr. Fisher. No doubt the gentleman real- 
izes that "Florodoras" are not picked up every day. "The Red 
Rose" is splendid entertainment of its kind, and Mr. Fisher has 
mounted the piece with much elaboration and provided an ex- 
ceptionally good cast. In this latter connection we have of 
a necessity to make special mention of our own Zoe Barnett, 
who is being featured, perhaps the first time this talented young 
lady has hsd a real opportunity since she left these hospitable 
shores. In all candor, it must be said for Miss Barnett that she 
has improved wonderfully in every department. She displays 
more confidence, and she is so sure of herself that she assumes 
a great deal of the burden of the performance, which she car- 
ries to emphatic success. The role Miss Barnett assumes could 
not suit her better if it had been written for her. She has an 
opportunity to wear lots of gorgeous clothes, and in spite of her 
slender figure, she presents a stunning appearance in every 
gown she wears. Every moment she is not on the stage I imag- 
ine that she must be busy changing, as her every appearance 
means something new for her in the costume department. She 
dances better than ever, with that same lithe, sinuous movement 
and graceful abandon we have seen so often. Miss Barnett is 
a good singer, too, and though her voice is not a big one, there 
is lots of feeling and expression in it. She sings one song 
in particular with a world ot feeling, something about the land 
of Bohemia, which no one but a consummate artist could do as 
well as Miss Barnett. Her acting opportunities are many, and 
she seizes every chance to make an impression on her admiring 
public. I truly believe that Miss Barnett is destined to do still 
bigger things in her work. I know her ambition has no limits, 
and there is positively no reason why she should not go to the 
very top in her work, as she is gifted to an unusual degree. 
Her reception by her old friends was noisy and friendly, and 
surely must have made the lady feel that she was back home 
again. Lots of flowers were in evidence, too. 

Harry B. and Robert B. Smith are responsible for the book 
and lyrics of the comedy. The. plot is much better than the 
average musical comedy plot, and aids materially in keeping up 
the interest. The music is by Robert Hood Bowers. 

There are two or three numbers which are unusually pretty 
and musical. Many of the songs have dash and zest to them, 
which is very refreshing, and which keeps things moving and 
everybody interested. The dialogue and music are both far 
above the average. The company is a splendid organization 
throughout, there not being a weak spot anywhere. It is hard 
to say who would be given first honors next to Miss Barnett. 
There are several who are particularly good. There is a very 
large lady in the cast. Marguerite De Von, I believe the pro- 
gram designates her, who is very clever, and her fun is the 
more pronounced as she plays opposite a chap who does not 
quite measure uo to her shoulders. The lady is an amazingly 
good dancer for her size, and a mighty capable actress, too, 
and has genuine unction ar.d the real comedy spirit. Her sing- 
ing is not great, but she is so clever in other departments that 
she does not have to sing. Her partner, Joseph Standish. is a 
clever comedian, who does not throw his efforts at you. He 
is natural, and therefore more enjoyable. Sidney Broughton is 
the leading man. He has considerable acting ability, a good 
presence and a good voice. He works conscientiously, too, and 
with Miss Barnett they carry their scenes with lots of ginger. 
There are others who deserve mention, but the list is too long. 
"The Red Rose" is fine entertainment. It is clean, and you 
can take your wife or sister without any feeling of fear or 
trepidation. It is all thoroughly enjoyable, and should do two 
big weeks at the Columbia. 



The Orpheum. 

Do not miss the Orpheum this week. By all odds the best bill 
I have seen there in months is on exhibition. The program 
fairly glitters with splendid acts. They come so fast that you 
are at a loss to know which one you really like the best. The 
performance opens with the Esthor trio, two men and a woman, 
who style themselves "The Upside Down Artists." Their work 
borders on the marvelous. It is utterly unlike anything I have 
ever seen, and is a decided novelty. The worth of their act mer- 
its their occupying a better place on the program, but as stated, 
the bill this week is so unusually good that somebody had to be 
chosen to start the ball rolling, so the aforesaid trio are assigned 
the job. Thev are given a perfect ovation at the termination 
of their act, and they fully deserve it. They are followed by a 
team of Dutch comedians, George Carson and Jake Willard, 
who, with their mangled language, manage to extract the laughs. 
Their work is not exactly of the conventional kind, though they 
resort to many of the eld tricks of similar teams. The majority 
of their jokes are new, and the gentleman with the padded stom- 
ach is a genuine comedian. They prove to be a delightful varia- 
tion on the present bill, and may be called an acquisition to the 
program. Helen G^antley is back again with another new act. 
This lady is unfortunate in finding something with real merit. 
Last season she was handicapped with a poor act. Miss Grant- 
ley is distinctive in her work, and therefore needs a certain kind 
of act to fit her personality. The playlet she is using this week 
places the action in a cottage in the Alps. The action seems 
forced and unreal, and the situations theatrical. Miss Grantley 
has given the act a beautiful stage setting, and she strives to 
make something out of poor material. Her support is good. I 




Reynolds and Donegan. mho nill appear this Sund.ty matinee 
at the Orpheum. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



feel sure that the young lady will find something to her liking, 
on the order of the play she showed us a couple of seasons ago, 
in which she scored a genuine success. 

Harry Puck and Mabelle Lewis are a clever team. They sing 
and dance and play the piano, and intersperse plenty of comedy 
in their work. Their act is clean and snappy. They are un- 
usually good dancers. All in all, their act proved very interest- 
ing and highly entertaining. Gordon Eldrid and a company of 
three present a very laughable twenty minute affair, evidently 
written by Mr. Eldrid. The title is "Won by a Leg." The sub- 
ject matter itself is rather gruesome, but it is all handled in such 
a screamingly funny manner that you have time to think only 
of the funny situations. Mr. Eldrid is really funny, and con- 
stitutes about two-thirds of the act. The house was kept in a 
constant uproar. The act is, I believe, the funniest that has 
appeared at the Orpheum for some time. The supporting com- 
pany is adequate, and aids materially in the success of the af- 
fair. Cecilia Loftus is again with us. Here is a wonderful ac- 
tress who insists on making a great mimic of herself. Some 
years ago, when she was leading woman for E. H. Sothern, I 
ventured the assertion that Miss Loftus would in time become 
one of the very greatest actresses on the English-speaking stage. 
The lady, however, seems to prefer vaudeville, possibly because 
she is so immensely popular in this field, and no doubt because 
she receives an immerse salary. She is well worth all she re- 
ceives. Her imitations are truly great. Her greatest achieve- 
ment this week is her impersonation of Sarah Bernhardt in 
"Izeyl." It is wonderful work. There is no use trying to waste 
adjectives on this clever woman. It has all been said before and 
much better than I can do it. If you have never seen her, do not 
miss her. 

Lola Axtell and Monroe Hopkins present a sketch called 
"Traveling." Like the act of Mrs. Crane seen here only a few 
weeks ago, the action takes place in a Pullman car, though the 
act this week is much funnier and far cleverer than that of Mrs. 
Crane. Hopkins is a wonder. His comedy work is the acme 
and essence of real humor. It is a great act. The bill closes 
with Will Roehm's Athletic Girls. These five girls fence and 
box and wrestle and punch the bag in the most approved mascu- 
line style. The wrestling match between the Bothner twins is 
simply great. The act is a fitting climax to a bill of tremendous 
merit. The houses are packed. 

* * * 
"The Dawn of a To-Morrow." 

The new Alcazar is playing "The Dawn of a To-Morrow" to 
crowded houses this week. The versatility of the re-organized 
stock company is taxed to the limit in this play. Evelyn 
Vaughan is eminently satisfactory in the role of "Glad," and 
fits the part better than others we have seen in the same role. 
Bertram Lytell as "Dandy" gets all out of the part that is pos- 
sible. His make-up is splendid, and his ease of speech and 
actions are delicate and draw admiration from the audience. 
Bennison endeavors to get more out of the character of Sir 
Olive!- Holt than is necessary, and consequently drops, back 
a peg in the high estimation in which he is held by Alcazar 
patrons. 

Will R. Walling makes a splendid villain, the kind that al- 
ways appeals to the matinee girls. Adele Belgarde works hard 
with the part of "Bet," and succeeds in winning applause from 
the audience. 

In the first act, Sir Oliver's sumptuous drawing room is seen, 
and the second picture shows a "peasoup" London fog in the 
heart of a region that history has named "Hell's Hole." Glad's 
garret and an apartment in the Temple are also shown. 

Scenically, the Alcazar production is far ahead of that given 
by the traveling companies, and the acting throughout is ex- 
cellent, considering the time given for rehearsal. "The Dawn 
of a To-Morrow" is well worth a visit. 

• * « 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Alcazar. — Something of an innovation in Alcazar usage is to 
take place next Monday evening, when George M. Cohan's 
musical play, "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway," will be 
started on a week's run. Only once before have Belasco & 
Mayer departed from offering straight dramas, and that was 
about a year ago, when the late Dennis O'Sullivan presented 
his repertoire of light operas in the Sutter street theatre. He 
was capably supported by the regular Alcazar Company. All 



the principal people will sing, and a large and well-balanced 
chorus has been specially engaged to swell the melodies and 
embellish the stage pictures. Lada's orchestra is to be aug- 
mented for the occasion. 

* * * 

Columbia Theatre. — "The Red Rose" has all the beauty, at- 
tractiveness and charm which go to make up the ideal musical 
comedy of the day. The second week of the engagement opens 
with Sunday night's performance. Encore after encore has 
made the show of such length that it has been found necessary 
to raise the curtain at eight-ten, and even then the curtain does 
not fall until eleven-fifteen. Saturday matinee will be given at 
special prices. 

"Get Rich Wailingford" is coming, on Monday night, January 
22d, to the Columbia Theatre. Every newspaper in New York, 
where it ran for two seasons, and Chicago, where it stayed a 
solid year, joined in praising the play to the skies. The Chicago 
Examiner commented thus: "A stampede of popularity; heart 
iest success in years." 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Miss Cecilia Loftus will begin the last week of 
her engagement at the Orpheum next Sunday matinee. Her 



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i Sundays and holidays), 10c. 25c., 50c. Phones Douglas 70; 
Home C 1570. 

Corner Geary and Muon Su. 
Phones Franklin 160. 
Home C 6788. 
Gottlob, Marx & Co.. Managers. 

Second and last week begins Sunday night. Januarv 11th. John 
C. Fisher presents the musical comedy of brilliance, 
THE RED ROSE. 

Immense company, including ZOE BARNETT. 

Matinee Saturday at special prices, 25c. to SI. 50. 

Monday. January 22— '■GET RICH QUICK WALLINGFORD." 



Columbia Theatre 



Alcazar Theatre 



Belasco & May*»r, Owners and Managers. 
CVFarrell St, bet Powell and Mason. 
Phone Sutter 1972. 

Monday evening. January 15th. and throughout the wpck, an elabo- 
rate production of 

45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY, 
George M. Cohan's Finest Musical Play. 
Specially engaged chorus and augmented orchestra. 
Matinees Thursdav. Saturday and Sunday. 
Prices — Night. 25e. to $1: matinee. 25c. to 50r\ 



Kohler & Chase Hall 



20th season in San Francisco. First concert Thursday evening, 
ary 25th. at 8:15. 

MINETTI QUARTET. 

Subscription. 4 concerts. $3. Admission. 50 cents. 

Tickets at Sherman-Clay Co.'s and Kohler & Chaj before 

concert. 



OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

MATINEE OF MUSIC 

To-Day— Saturday 3 P. M. 
Mrs. Zilpha Ruggles Jenkins, Soprano 

KOHLER & CHASE HALL 

26 O'Farrell Street San Francisco 

You are most cordially invited 



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and California Advertiser 



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program will be entirely changed, and among the famous peo- 
ple she will mimic will be Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Yvette Guil- 
bert, Sarah Bernhardt, Marie Dressier, Hattie Williams, Ethel 
Barrymore. Mme. Nazimova. Alice Lloyd, Vesta Victoria and 
Constance Drever. Miss Loftus will also give an imitation of 
Miss Maud Allan in two of her celebrated classical dances, 
"Moments Musical," by Shubert, and "The Dance of the 
Gnomes" from the "Peer Gynt Suite." 

Charley Grapewin, assisted by Anna Chance and a sterling 
company will appear in an excellent little play, of which he is 
the author, entitled "The Awakening of Mr. Pipp." 

Earle Reynolds and Nellie Donegan will introduce a novelty 
in their dancing and roller skating act. 

The Four Famous Vanis will accomplish novel feats on a 
tight wire with perfect ease and grace. 

Joe Schenck and Gus Van will entertain with songs and 
piano playing. 

Oscar Loraine, the Protean Violinist, will be an attraction for 
next week only. He impersonates a Bohemian student of the 
type found at Budapest, and in this guise plays classical num- 
bers. 

Carson and Willard, the amusing Dutch comedians, and Will 
Roehm's Athletic Girls will conclude their engagement with 
next week's bill. 



The Minetti Quartet will open its twentieth season Thursday 
evening, January 2Sth, at 8:15 p. m., at Kohler & Chase Hall, 
26 O'Farrell street. The Minetti Quartet, by reason of their 
long association, have obtained a fine ensemble. It has been 
in existence for nineteen years, and is deserving of generous 
patronage. The quartet consists of Giulio Minetti, violin; Hans 
Koenig, violin; Julius Haug, viola; and Arthur Weiss, 'cello. 

The program for the first concert is as follows: Mozart, C 
Major, String Quartet; Beethoven, Op. 18, No. 1, Taneiew 
(first time in San Francisco), string trio for two violins and 
viola. 



QUAND L'AMOIJR MEURT. 

(Threnody.) 
When Love a-bleeding dies, 
The earth in anguish cries; 
The bells stop a-ringing. 
The birds their happy singing 

In the troubled skies, 
When Love sore-stricken dies. 

The roses droop and wither, 

And sunset comes 

With muffied drums 
Of thunder o'er the darkling hills. 
With crooning plaint of mountain rills 

That hither plunge and thither, 
Like the poor soul that seeks release, 

(When Love is dead.) 
That seeks the deepest ocean bed. 
Where it perchance may find surcease- 
Ard peace, 

When Love is dead. 



vr. F. M. 



Instead of the usual just-before-<Christmas letter to 

Santa Claus, Robbie wrote a prayer letter to God. After enu- 
merating the many and varied presents he wanted very much, 
he concluded with: "Remember, God, the Lord loveth a cheer- 
ful giver." — Everybody's. 



"Madam, can I sell you a vacuum-cleaner?" "No, sir; 

we haven't got any vacuums in this house that need cleaning." 
— Chicago Tribune. 



— Louise — Is your new cook troublesome? Julia — Trouble- 
some? She couldn't act worse if she were a near relative. — 
Harper's Ra:ar. 




Japanese History. 



Milk Chocolates have the true Milk Chocolate flavor, 

blending delightfully with a variety of Cream, Chewing and 
Nut centers. 80c. a pound. Geo. Haas & Sons' candy stores. 



Visitors to the Orient will be greatly 

interested in a book by Colonel Mer- 

vin Maus entitled "An Army Officer 

on Leave in Japan," in which he tells in a readable and popular 

way much that is of interest about Japan and that is not found 

in ordinary books of travel. 

Col. Maus has endeavored to tell as much as he can about the 
history of the various parts of the empire, and he has shown 
that the entire country is bound up with incidents of the past. 
There is not a temple or hill which has not some quaint or tragic 
history or legend, and Colonel Maus's book is full of these 
stories. The book also contains much of condensed information 
regarding the prinicpal cities, hotels, railroads and cost of liv- 
ing that will be of value to any one contemplating a trip to the 
land of cherry blossoms. In addition, the book has several 
chapters descriptive of life in Manila and the Philippines, and 
an account of a voyage to the island of Formosa, which was 
ceded to Japan at the end of the war with China some fifteen 
years ago. Formosa is an island about which little is generally 
known, but the Japanese are rapidly bringing it into the ranks 
of civilized countries. 

The history of Japan is filled with romantic and chivalrous in- 
cidents no less than the history of Europe, yet probably most 
travelers to the empire of the Mikado sail away without learning 
much of its legendary lore. They see how the people live and 
admire the beautiful scenery and wonderful temples, but unless 
they are fortunate enough to know some one who has studied 
Japan's past, thev leave after having missed half the enjoyment 
that should have been theirs. It has been well said that Japan 
is a country which must be seen through the eyes of expert 
native guides in order to get the keenest satisfaction out of a 
visit. The descriptions of the great cities of the empire and of 
the parts which they have played in the past are exceedingly 
interesting. One learns, for instance, that Tokio was founded 
under the name of Yedo by one of the shoguns to be the capital 
of the country, while Kioto, which is in the heart of old Japan, 
remained the capital and place of residence of the Mikado until 
1868, when Tokio became the only capital of the empire. An- 
cient Nara was the capital of Japan before Kioto came into be- 
ing, and to-day it is filled with wonderful temples and works of 
art, which attest to the former greatness of the city. The prin- 
cipal interest about Nagasaki, which is a comparatively modern 
city, is the fact that it was the center for the Christianization of 
Japan by the Jesuit priests in the 16th century. About 300 years 
ago there were many thousands of Christians in the island of 
Kiushu, upon which is located Nagasaki, and the priests and 
monks became so powerful that Ieyasu, who was shogun at the 
beginning of the 17th century, decided to rid the country of the 
Christians. 

To this end, Ieyasu made a decree that no foreigners should 
be allowed to enter the country, and he banished all those who 
were there upon pain of death. The Jesuits, as in Europe, had 
taken a hand in politics, and were giving their aid to one or 
another of the great families which were constantly striving to 
get control of the shogunate. After the formulation of Ieyasu's 
decree against the Christians there followed a period of perse- 
cution which exterminated all the native Romanists, and thou- 
sands upon thousands were put to death with horrible tortures. 
so that the very name of Christ was a source of terror to child- 
ren and ignorant people up to the dawn of the new era in Japan- 
ese history, when Commodore Perry made his historic voyage 
in 1854. For the 250 years preceding this event the country had 
been dead to the world, and its people were content to live the 
way their fathers had lived before them since the dawn of his- 
tory. 

The book contains much information and many anecdotes de- 
scribing the character of the people. 

"An Army Officer on Leave in Japan," by L. Mervin Maus. 
A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers, Chicago. 



16 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 




San Francisco is a city where a man with a small bump of 
location may, with safety, entrust himself. But there are men — 
and women — without any bump, elevation or prominence in that 
line. 

The other night a young woman, a distinguished Easterner, 
who has transferred her home here, accepted a dinner 
invitation out on Vallejo street. Eight o'clock found her some- 
where between Twin Peaks and the Presidio. The exact loca- 
tion is still in doubt, but those who have carefully followed her 
story of the perilous quest of a belated dinner agree that at 
that hour she must have been somewhere in the zone described 
by the Peaks and the Presidio. 

At half-past eight she was on Broadway. Conan Doyle might 
have Sherlocked it out by the fact that she wore an uplifted, 
transcendental, esoteric expression, which transfigures the coun- 
tenance when the man at the megaphone bawls out: "This is 
the home of Mrs. Eleanor Martin, a great society leader." 

Which only goes to show that one cannot trust a strong clue. 
The lady was on Broadway. She was near the home of Mrs. 
Eleanor Martin, but she walked right by, and was not transfig- 
ured by an esoteric, transcendental expression. In fact, she was 
depressed and desperate. She came to the number written on 
her card — to be sure it was a Vallejo street number and this 
was Broadway, but how was a stranger to know that fact in a 
city of intermittent street descriptions ? 

The maid informed her that she had come to the wrong house. 
"Will you kindly tell me how to get to Vallejo street?" The 
maid did not know. Item — She must be a jewel of a maid who 
never wanders from home, for Vallejo is just a block beyond 
Broadway, and she didn't know it. 

Would the maid be kind enough to go and ask some one 
where Vallejo street is? The maid disappeared and returned 
without the necessary information. She had asked another 
maid, and she didn't know, either. Item — Some people are so 
fortunate in their choice of servants. 

It has been suggested that the lady in quest of a dinner was 
desperate. Right here her desperation rose to the "nth" degree. 
Would the maid kindly go and ask some member of the family 
how a stranger could find Vallejo street? The maid staggered 
at the suggestion. Indeed she would not go and ask the family 
— she couldn't disturb them — they were giving a dinner party! 

"Then I'll ask them," announced the stranger in a frenzy of 
desperation, and a fine, free disregard of the privileged classes 
who had found their dinner without a guide, while somewhere 
on Vallejo street a perplexed, perhaps indignant, hostess won- 
dered what had happened to her guest. The stranger brushed 
by the astonished maid, walked with unerring instinct to the din- 
ing room, flung wide the door, and with her hat a little on one 
side, but her question straight to the point, asked whether any 
one would be kind enough to direct a stranger to Vallejo street. 

The guests were transfixed. To be sure, such plays as the 
"Passing of the Third Floor Back" cause the springs of simple, 
gentle kindliness to gush for a while, and probably if she had 
really been a stranger to all the guests some one would have 
thought of directing her aright, instead of calling for the police, 
sending in a burglar alarm, or summoning the insanity commis- 
sioners. 

But as a matter of fact she was not a stranger. Miss Gene- 
vieve King rose and exclaimed, "Why, it's Miss Blank! Mother, 
this is Miss Blank!" Mrs. Homer King gracefully acknowledged 
the introduction. 

Miss Blank confessed that she had not expected to see any 
one she knew, but had dared to disturb a dinner party rather 
than wander further in the night. By dint of minutely following 
instructions, she managed to safely reach the home of her 
hostess, and the late dinner was enlivened by the adventures of 
the belated guest, just as the dinner at the King residence had 
been furnished a thrill by the appearance of a wonderful young 
woman, too vivid for an apparition, and yet there seemed some- 
thing unreal about it all, something that only happens in maga- 



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zine stories and always has to be continued in the next number. 

Which reminds me of another "lost" story. A lady with a 
penchant for getting lost attempted to drive her own electric 
to Mrs. William Crocker's for tea, one afternoon last week. She 
got lost about the grounds, and although dozens of gardeners 
set her on the right road, six o'clock found her back at the en- 
trance, and she gave up in chagrin and went home. 

But she has a sense of humor in inverse ratio to her sense of 
location. A day or two later she was having luncheon at the 
Francisca Club. "Did you enjoy your visit with Mrs. Crocker?" 
some one asked. "I couldn't find the place in time for tea," 
she acknowledged. "Of course, I would have found it if I 
had persisted, because, you know, the copy books prove that 
persistence will accomplish anything, but I was afraid that I 
would disturb Mrs. Crocker in her packing. She was leaving 
for Santa Barbara in a few days." 
© © © 

Mrs. Crocker and her family are returning this week-end from 
z week's visit at Santa Barbara, where they have put to rout the 
threatened colds which we'e camping near them. Miss Ethel 
Crocker has beer missed from the frolics of the younger set in 
which she is such a great favorite. 
© © © 

That San Francisco's taste in descriptive readings, the de- 
scription furnished by the talented toes of an English dancer, 
as well as the velvety voice of an English reader, is not cut off 
the same bolt of cloth as English opinion, was evidenced on 
Tuesday night at the St. Francis. The reading brought out a 
gala audience of the smart set. Innumerable dinners preceded 
the affair, the Henry T. Scotts, the Francis Carolans, Henry 
Foster Duttons, the Gus Spreckelses and Miss Minnie Hough- 
ton entertaining a dozen or more guests in this fashion. San 
Francisco is intensely individualistic, and refuses to be spanked 
into doing group thinking. Just because some other city or a 



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Pauhmann. its before, uses the Baldwin Piano for the ex- 
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says: 

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when I feel like singing. It responds like a human being to 
every mood. I love the Baldwin Piano." 

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chain of cities stamps its approval on a production does not 
make us sit up and pretend that we like it. 

Nobody did any pretending at Tuesday's performance, but 
every one looked very smart, for the event called for best bibs 
and tuckers, and they were worn with a dash that proved a 
grateful distraction from the program. 
S) & & 

Mme. Maeterlinck, wife of the famous poet, gave out a re- 
markable interview when she arrived in New York. She read 
one of his books, and declared, "He is mine; he is mine; my 
husband, my love; the only love I have ever known. I shall 
meet him. I shall love him, he must love me. A party was 
given, and I was invited. There I saw Maeterlinck. I shrieked 
out; I ran wildly toward him. He was afraid of me. He feared 
me. 'My man, my man, you are mine,' I said, and I took his 
hand. He was awed, overcome with my audacity, as he thought 
it to be. He was wonderful, but so shy, so diffident." In a 
short time, Georgette Leblanc overcame this diffidence and 
married Maeterlinck. 

This avowal of Mme. Maeterlinck may lend a touch of au- 
dacity to the leap-year proposals in America. It is hoped that 
her example will stimulate the study of French, because a car- 
diac attack of this sort sounds better in French than in English. 
Moreover, the percentage of American men who understand 
French is small, and that will give the man some chance to es- 
cape from knowing the worst! 

This has a slight local application, coming as it does apropos 
of a confession made by one of the engaged girls of this season. 
She acknowledged at one of the luncheons given in her honor 
that she really did the proposing, because her fiance was too 
diffident to make the plunge, and kept them both floundering 
around in a mess of meaningless words. But she didn't do it in 
French. It was not necessary, as she did not make a cave- 
woman proposal. 

© a> © 

Luncheons and teas and even bridge parties have been rather 
neglected this week. The crop has been a scant one, which 
means, of course, that those that were given were doubly en- 
joyed because there was not a surfeit. Miss Harriet Alexander 
is giving a tea this Saturday afternoon for Miss Orrie Wooster 
and Miss Josephine Redding, to which about one hundred guests 
have been bidden. 

Wednesday night the Gaiety Club girls gave a dance at the 
home of Mrs. George Boardman, with Miss Dorothy Winn as 
hostess. The Misses Marion Crocker, Isabel Beaver, Dorothy 
Page, Agnes Tillman, Gertrude Thomas, Ernestine McNear, 
Helen Bertheau, Katherine Donohoe, Ethel Crocker, Lee Gir- 
vin, Evelyn Barron, Louise Boyd, Ruth Winslow, Evelyn Cun- 
ningham, Josephine Redding Josephine Parrott, Virginia New- 
hali, Ethel McAllister, Janet von Schroeder, Constance Mc- 
Laren and the hostess of the evening, with an equal number of 
young men, enjoyed this merry little dance. 

On Friday night, the Cinderella ball, patronessed by Miss 
Jane Flood, Mesdames William Gwinn, Gerald Rathbone, Geo. 
Pinckard, Charles Page, George A. Pope, William Girvin, Geo. 
Boyd, William B. Bourn, John Kittle, George Howard, Percy 
Moore, Vicomtesse De Tristan, Joseph Donohoe, William Tevis, 
Edward Eyre, James Otis and Francis Carolan, brought out a 
full contingent of the smart set. A number of elaborate dinners 
preceded the bail, one of the handsomest affairs being that 
given by Mrs. Sarah Stetson Winslow in honor of Mr. and Mrs. 
Talbot Walker. 

© © © 

Mme. Ernestine Roos. widow of Adclphe Roos, was married 
last Tuesday to Achille Roos, brother of her late husband. Rabbi 
Martin A. Meyer performed the ceremony at the Roos home in 
Jackson street. Only immediate relatives were present. Mr. 



and Mrs. Roos are enjoying a honeymoon in Florida and will re- 
turn within a month and take possession of the beautiful Roos 
home in Jackson street, which has been the scene of so many 
beautiful affairs, notably the recent reception to President Taft. 
Madame Roos, by marrying the brother of her dead husband, 
has fulfilled the predictions of society, and followed the wishes 
of her family, which is a very united one. 
& © © 

There was little surprise expressed among the members of 
the smart set gathered at the tea given in honor of Miss Clarice 
Lucke at the Shields' residence when the engagement was an- 
nounced of Miss Alexander Shields and Harold Casey. Cupid 
had been firing his shots in the open for many months past. The 
announcement, however, was the signal for a shower of pent-up 
congratulations, sincere and hearty. Miss Shields is the daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Shields, a charming member of the 
Friday Night Dancing Club. Mr. Casey is the stepbrother of 
Mrs. Emory Winship and the brother of Miss Margaret Casey, 
and is one of San Francisco's wealthiest young bachelors. The 
wedding will take place in the spring. 



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SOCMrPERSOML ITEMS 




Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 
ABRAHAMSON-HBYMAN.— Mr. and Mrs. A. Abrahamson have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Bertita. to Oscar Heyman, 
of this city. The wedding will talw place in the spring. 

WEDDINGS. 

Li'CKE-FAIR. — The marriage of .Miss Clarice Lucke and Bruce Fair took 

place Wednesday evening at the bride's home on Washington street. 

Only relatives and intimate friends were present 
> CHHIEN -FOLEY .— Miss EUzabth O'Brien and Charles K. Foley were 

married un Monday at Holy Cross Church. 
V A N OERBURGH-PERRY. — Miss Eugenia M. Vanderburgh and Judge 

Antonio Perry were married at the home of the bride's parents, Dr. 

and Mrs. W. W. Vanderburgh, on Tuesday. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

i 'AUPENTER-JORDAN- The marriage of Miss Sue Carpenter and Cap- 
tain Lambert Whitfield Jordan, Jr., will take place on January 31st at 
the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carpenter, on 
West Twenty-seventh street. Los Angeles. 

JOSSELYN- DUNCAN. — Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Josselyn to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Myra Mc- 
Gavock Josselyn, and William Cottee Duncan, which will take place 
at five o'clock In the afternoon of January 17th. The wedding will 
be solemnized at St. Luke's Church in Van Ness avenue. 

KEYSTON-GRA.U.— The wedding ot Miss Antoinette Keyston and Otto 
Grau will take place the first week in June. It is to be a church wed- 
ding. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BLACK. — Mrs. J. A. Black was hostess at a recent luncheon given at her 
home in Pacific avenue recently. 

l:> i«;AET. — Miss Adeline Bogart entertained fifty guests at a handsome 
luncheon at the St. Francis recently in honor of Miss Clementine King, 
who has just returned from abroad. 

t'l, AY. — Miss Madeleine Clay gave a luncheon Wednesday in the Laurel 
Court of the Fairmont. It was in honor of Miss Marie Louise Tyson, 
Miss Metha McMalion and Miss Marian Stone. 

i (AVIS. — Mrs. Winfield Scott Davis will be hostess at a luncheon on Tues- 
day at her home in Presidio Terrace. 

FENNTMORE. — Mrs. W. D. Fennimore was hostess at a luncheon recently 
at the Francisca Club. 

HAMILTON. — Mrs. Ralston Hamilton gave a pretty luncheon recently at 
her home in Scott street in honor of Mrs. George Riddell, who lias re- 
cently come from IJaltimore to spend the winter here. 

PORTER. — Mrs. W. S. Porter was hostess it a luncheon and bridge at 
her home on California street recently, when she entertained a dozen 
guests. 

ROSENFELD. — Mrs. Henry Rosenfeld will entertain at a large luncheon 
to-day at the St. Francis, which will be followed by an hour at bridge. 

TEVIS. — Mrs. Will Tevis entertained a number of friends at luncheon 
Wednesday at her home on Broadway. 

TEAS. 

A LKXANDER— Miss Harriett Alexander will entertain at a tea to-day In 

honor of Miss Orrie Wooster and Miss Josephine Redding. 
BROMFIELD. — Miss Grace Bromfield of San Mateo gave a tea recently in 

honor of her sister. Mrs, Ryan, of New York, who is visiting her. 
I1ANNA. — Mrs. J. Selby Hanna entertained at an informal tea recently at 

her apartments in the Bella Vista in compliment to Mrs. William C. 

Lyon. 
j'OLLIFFE. — Miss Virginia Jolliffe entertained at a tea at the St. Fran- 
cis Wednesday, in honor of Mrs. Gay Lombard of Portland, who is 

leaving shortly for the Orient. 
MANSFIELD. — Mrs. Walter Mansfield was hostess to about sixty of her 

friends at the Fairmont at a tea Tuesday afternoon. 
RISLEY. — Miss Ada Louise Armstrong was the complimented guest at a 

recent tea given by Mrs. Edna Carlson Risley at the Palace. 
SLACK. — Miss Ruth and Miss Edith Slack entertained at an informal tea 

Thursday afternoon at their home in Sacramento street in compliment 

to Miss Dorothy Boericke. 
SPLIVALO.— Mrs. Adrian Splivalo entertained at her home on California 

street Monday afternoon at a large tea in honor of Mrs. Minnie Sabin 

Cooper. 
WYMORE. — Mrs. W. W. Wymore entertained at an elaborate tea recently 

at her home in Castro street. 

DINNERS. 
ARMSEY. — Raymond and Gordon Armsby entertained at an elaborate 

dinner at the Fairmont recently, followed by a theatre party in honor 

of theii sister. Miss Cornelia Armsby. 
BARRON.— The Misses Evelyn and Margaret Barron gave a dinner and 

dance Monday night at their home in Jackson street in honoi of Miss 

Myra Josselyn and William Duncan. 



RERTHEAU. — Miss Helen Bertheau gave a dinner recently at her home 
to meet Miss Marie Louise Foster and Miss Minna Van Bergen, and 
Donald Jadwin and Eldredge Green. 

CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Templeton Crocker entertained Mr. and Mis. 
Alexander Rutherford at dinner recently at the Fairmont. 

LEERING. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deering gave a dinner recently at their 
home on Larkin street in honor of Forbes-Robertson. 

DUTTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton gave a dinner Tuesday 
evening at the St. Francis. 

CORDON. — Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie Gordon gave an informal dinner re- 
cently at their home on Jackson street, entertaining ten friends. 

GRIFFITH. — Millen Griffith was host to a number of his friends at a din- 
ner on Wednesday, preceding the Gayety Dance. 

LYMAN. — Edmunds Lyman was host recently at a handsomely appointed 
dinner at the Burlingame Club, at which he entertained in honor of 
Miss Myra Josselyn and her. fiance, William Duncan. 

MacDONALD. — Miss Bessie MacDonald entertained twelve friends a1 din- 
ner at her home, recently. 

NUTTALL. — Mrs. J. K. R. Nuttall was hostess at a dinner party recently 
at her home in Jackson street. 

NEWHALL. — Mr. and Mrs. William Mayo Newhall gave a dinner Tuesday 
evening at their home on Green rtreet. Later a number of tables 
of bridge were played. 

SCOTT. — Mrs. Henry T. Scott was hostess at a handsome dinner at her 
Burlingame home recently, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. Augustus 
Spreckels and Miss Orrie Wooster. 

STETSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stetson entertained twenty-four guests at 
an elaborate dinner party at the St. Francis Friday evening. 

SHREVE. — Mrs. George R. Shreve was a hostess recently at an elabo- 
rate dinner in honor of her young daughter, Miss Rebecca Shreve. 

TOBIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Clement Tobin entertained at a dinner at the Fair- 
mont on Wednesday evening to about a dozen of their friends. 
THOMAS. — Miss Gertrude Thomas gave a handsome dinner at the Fair- 
mont on Wednesday evening. 

WEILL. — Raphael Weill gave a dinner recently at the Bohemian Club in 
honor of Miss Francis of London. Dinner was served in the Red 
Room. 

DINNER DANCES. 

P.ARON. — The Misses Baron made Miss Myra Josselyn and her nance, Wm. 
Duncan, the guests of honor at a dinner dance un Monday evening. 



CARDS. 

BALDWIN. — The Misses Laura and Mildred Baldwin will give a bridge 
tea for Miss Dorothy Boericke on the £3d of the month. 

BREEZE. — Mrs. William Breeze was hostess at a bridge tea un Friday af- 
ternoon. 

FREEMAN. — Mrs. J. Eugene Freeman entertained the members of a bridge 
club recently at the Bellevue. 

KELLOGG. — Miss Louise Kellogg entertained at a bridge part> which she 
gave Thursday afternoon in compliment to her two cousins, the Misses 
Laura and Mildred Baldwin, who recently returned from Europe, and 
also for Miss Dorothy Johnson. 

KINNE. — Mrs. Charles Mason Kinne entertained at a bridge party recently 
at her apartments at the Granada Hotel. 

LINDGREN. — Miss Edna I.indgten was hostess at a bridge party Tuesday 
at her home on Pierce street, given In honor of Miss Clementina King. 

McMAHON. — Miss Metha McMahon entertained her friends at a bridge 
tea on Friday. 

MORGAN. — Mrs. Horace Wilcox Morgan has sent out cards for a bridge 
party January 17th at her home in Washington street. 

PETERSON. — Miss Kate Peterson was hostess at a bridge party recently 
in honor of Mis3 Metha McMahon and Miss Marie Louise Tyson, two 
of the debutantes of the season. 

POTTER. — Mrs. Paul Potter was hostess at a bridge party recently at 
her home at the Presidio in honor of Mrs. Charles Walkei McClure, 
who is the guest of Colonel and Mrs. McClure at the post 

PORTER. — Mrs. W. S. Porter was hostess at a bridge party Wednesday, 
at her home on Caiifornia street. 

SIIAW. — Mrs. Frederick Shaw was hostess at an enjoyable bridge tea at 
her home at the Presidio recently. 

silOTWELL. — Mrs. J. W. Shotwcll has sent out ranis fur a bridge party 
to be given Friday next at her home in Rmderiek street. 

WENDLING. — Miss Florence Wendllng entertained at a bridge party re- 
cently in compliment to Miss Verdie Clark Ol Chli ago, who is the 
guest of Mrs. S. S. Johnson of Berkeley. 

y/OTJNG. — Mrs. John P. Young will entertain ;i bridge partj al He Si 
Francis, Tuesday, January 23d. 

DANCES. 

BARRON. — Miss Evelyn and Miss Margaret Barron gave a dance recently 
at their home on Jackson street, at which they entertained about 
seventy-five guests. 

CODE. — Mrs. James A. Code and her daughter, Miss Aiken Code, enter- 
tained the latter's many friends of the younger se1 a1 a flano n cently. 
The affair took place at the California Club. 

HOOPER.— Miss Helen Hooper entertained at a dancing party given al 
her home in Gough street recently. 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



19 



PAYNE. — Dr. ami Airy. Clyde Payne were hosts at a masked ball recently 
at their home on Joner street. About seventy-rive guests were enter- 
tained at the affair, 

WH1TTHLL.— Mr. and Mrs. George Whittell will give -» dance on Februarj 
2d at the Fairmont in honor of the Misses Genevieve and Evelyn 
. Cunningham. 

WINN. — Miss Dora W "inn was hc.stess to the Gaiety Club this week, en- 
tertaining about sixty girls and men at a dance at the home of her 
grandmother in California street. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

DETRICK. — Mrs. Bowie Detrick gave a theatre party recently, when she 
entertained a number of the younger girls and friends of her son, 
Bowie Detrick. 

MARTIN. — Robert Martin gave a large theatre party recently, which was 
uhaperoned by his mother, Mrs. James Martin. There were sixty 
guests, and after the theatre, tea was served at the St. Francis. 

M1LLIN. — Mrs. Milhn entertained in honor of her niece, Miss Kate Peter- 
son, by giving a box party at the Columbia, recently. 

MILLER. — Mrs. Harriet Preston Miller gave a theatre party recently in 
honor of her niece, Miss Kate Peterson. Later supper was served at 
the Bellevue. 

RECEPTIONS. 

HEARST. — The directors and board of managers of the Young Women's 
Christian Association have issued cards for a reception in honor of 
Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, to be given on Tuesday afternoon, January 16th, 
at the institution, 1249 O'FarieU street. 

SCOTT. — Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Scott, Jr., will give a reception in honor of 
Mrs. James Rolph, Jr., next Wednesday at the Scott residence in 
Buchanan street. Several hundred cards have been sent out for the 
affair. 

VINCENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vincent gave a reception at their 
home in Sixth avenue Monday night, commemorative of the twenty- 
fifth year of their marriage. 

MUSICALES. 

SHORT. — Mrs. J, F. Short gave a delightful farewell musiraie in honor 
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper recently. 

WOODWARD. — Mrs. Frank Woodward, of Berkeley, entertained at an in- 
teresting musicale Thursday evening, when Frederick Bancroft, of 
Boston, gave a recital of Scottish songs. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

SHARON. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon entertained friends al Rurlin- 

game over the week-end. 
TKVIS". — Dr. Harry Tevis will entertain a house party over the week-end 

at his home near Alma. The guests of honor win i» Mr. and Mi 

Spreckels and their niece, Miss Orrle Wo 

ARRIVALS. 

ANDERSON, —Mr. and Mrs, Frank Anderson bave arrived here from New 

York, and will be at the Falrmonl Inter. 

BiORNHARD. — Mrs. Ki ma Bernhard Das returned from (be Blast, Hid has 

taken apartments at the Steinhart for the winter. 
BREWER. — The Misses Isabel. Mni.' and fclona Brewer haw returned 

from Los Angeles. 
BROWN. — Mrs. R. S. Brown Q8 to her home in this ettv utter 

a visit in New York. 
FULLER — Mr. and Mrs, l turned from Phil.' 

GRAHAM. — William Miller Graham and Bdward Field, have come up from 

Santa Barbara and are at the pacific Union Club for a few days 
HANNA. — Mrs. J. Sethy Hanna iac return In the 

Bellevue after a visit of several weeks in the 1 
KBALY.— Mrs. Menu and her mother, Mrs. Hennlng, arrived fron 

Barbara and are at the Slewart. 
IRWIN.— Mr. and Mrs. William O, hu-n and Ml 

pleton Crocker have returned from Del Monte, where thej spent the 

New Year holiday. 
LYMAN.— Mrs Vernon Lyman and her daughter, Miss Dorothj 

of Chefoo, China, have arrived here for i visit. The: 

taken apartments at the Carlton In 
MONTGOMERY. — Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Montgomery have return* 

a trip to Panama, and will be at the Palace for the remainder of the 

winter. 

MOONEY.— Mrs. Squire Variek MoOney and her young son. Karl have 

returned to their home in BrO 
NKWUALI --Miss Morton Newhall has returned from a visit t>> Mrs. 

Miller Graham at Santa Barbara. 
NKWHALL.-- Mr. and Mm Aimer New hall have returned from a holiday 

trip to Yosemite. 

iLS. — Colonel and Mis. William Nichols havi turned from ai 

em trip, and an at the Keyetone Apartments. 
Kl\ \s Miss Amelia Rivas. the sister ol V "ummlngs, who has 

been in L06 has returned to this ell 

is the guest Of Mr. and Mrs. Cummlnga at their home in 

anry Schmiedell and Mrs. George N Ho* 
returned from New York, after a most delightful \ 

s. — Dr. and Mrs. George Franklin Shiels have arrived from the 
East, and are at the St. FT* 

NSON.-Mrs. Ro! »rt. be- 

ing here on a v. sit fro: 

liam R. Wheeler have returned from their 
country home, "Rancho del Sequan." and are at their 
Pacific avenue. 



DEPARTURES. 

AIKINS.— Bronte M ; ii recently on a business trip to Southi rn 

California. 
anderton.— Mr. ...,, \i q .,,. k.nderton hi iturned to their home 

in Virginia alter a pleasant visit here with theii s iayle ^nderton. 

BATES.— Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bates (Katherine Devol) tefi foi Panama to 

visit the latter's parents, Colonel and Mrs. Devol. 
BAILEY.— Mrs. C. J. Bailey and hei daughter, Miss Omlra Bailey, who 

have been the guests of Mrs. Henry L. Dodge for the past few vi 

have left for Fort Worden, Fuget Sound 
BISPHAM.— David Bispham left recently for the East, after spending sev- 
eral weeks here at the Bohemian Club. 
BRUGUIERE.— Mrs. Marion Andrews Bruguiere left recently for New 

York, She will sail at once tor Europe. 
GEARING.— Ensign and Mrs. Henry Chalfant Gearing have left for Coro- 

nado after a visit of several weeks here and at Man:- Island. 
HEDGES.— Mrs. E. Walton Hedges, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. 

Henry Clarence Breedon, in Burlingame, left Tuesday evening for 

Santa Barbara, where she will remain until June. 
LYON.— Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lyon, with Mrs. William B. Hooper and 

George K. Hooper left Thursday for Mountain View, where they will 

enjoy a stay of several weeks on the Hooper farm, 
MELLUS.— Miss Grace Melius and Miss Katherine Melius, who have been 

the guests of Mrs. Frank Grace at her home on Vallejo street, have 

returned to their home in Los Angeles. 
MOORE.— Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moore and Miss Josephine Moore left Tues- 

day morning for Washington and New York, to be away about five 

weeks. 
MOSS.— Samuel Arthur Moss left a few days ago for the East on a business 

trip. 
NEILSON.— Mrs. William Delaware Neilson, who has been a visitor at 

the home of her father, Charles N. Felton, in Broadway, has left for 

her home in Philadelphia. 
POLK.— Mrs. Willis Polk has left for the East to place her son, Austin 

Moore, in a school in Boston, where he will prepare for Harvard 
PORTER.— Mrs. M. C. Porter and Mrs. George Bates have left on a tour 

of the South American countries, meeting friends In Etio de Janeiro. 
ROGERS. — Miss Ona Rogers, who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. An- 
drews in this city, lett Thursday afternoon for her home in Santa 

Barbara. 
ROOSEVELT.— Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and the latter's 

mother, Mrs. Henry Addison Alexander, leave next week for the At- 
lantic coast. 
SIIEPARD.— Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Shepard left recently for the East. 
SPALDING.— Mis. Georgia Lacy Spalding, who has been visiting Miss 
Jeanette Ho borne on La i i eel i 

has returned to Santa Barbara. 
SPROULE.— Mrs. William Sproule left Tuesday for the East, where she 

will remain for about two months. 
SMEDBKRG.-Mis. R. W. Smedberg, Jr.. and her two children leu 

day for Boston, after \ u Smedb rg 

WALKER -Ml ve \Valk.-t 

Bleanoi 

Win iLLEY.— Major John Whollcy. D S, A. Mis. Wholly. Miss 

illey and John WhOlley, Jr., sailed recently for Honolulu, where 
Major Wholley will be stationed. 



INTIMATIONS. 
ASHE.— Mrs. Iday season in town 

from her home in Turlock, -t of honor r 

- John Mi N 

bali >\\ in. Mr. and Mi 

■ 

P.KNKT. MlSfl Li- 
ber home in Ann 

itr.E'i b 

■ 

BROOKS ith Brooks < | lest of thi 

BRICK.— Mn John 

■ 
Brice 

O >LHV 1 Mm. Rob 

DARLING - Mrs. John A. Daii I will sail ll 

days for England, where she has leased 
a season. 

" —Mr. and 

istma* ho! guests of the former's 

'Mi tease Heli- I'lassac in Pi 

will sail for home the last wi 

-Mr. anil Ml 
at t ■ they will be established foi 

the season. 
FINLEY. — Colonel and Mr*. Walter I 
ters at the 
main post. 

fiin and Mrs 
of I. Wright durli - 

Pre?, 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 




The New York 
Financial Outlook. 



The severe break in the market 
following the Equitable Life Insur- 
ance building disaster was brought 
about by the lack of disposition to 
make new purchases in the face of the fire. The break uncov- 
ered weak spots in the market, and bears out what we said last 
week that the good news in the market had been over-played, 
and that any adverse news would bring about a severe break. 
The market had its natural rally after this decline, but we be- 
lieve that this upturn will be only temporary. In view of the 
disappointing amount of outside buying that has been encour- 
aged by the optimistic expressions of opinion regarding the 
probable course of business during this Presidential year, _ it 
begins to look as if the January rise had already been dis- 
counted, and that there are a good many traders loaded up with 
stocks which they expected to sell this month at good advances. 
Such buyers are not generally constrained to stand by their 
commitments long if the market begins to go against them, and 
indeed are of theTcharacter not only to liquidate, but double up 
their position on the snort side in order to recoup their losses. 
It looks to us as if the market generally has a distinct down- 
ward tendency, which will not change until there isat least a 
temporary over-extension of short interest in the leading stocks. 
We would sell Cotton for fair profits on 20 point rallies from 
the present prices. Wheat and corn are a sale. — By Ferdinand 
Thieriot, Resident Partner Ehrich & Co., 409 Pine St., San 
Francisco. 



Oil authorities are beginning to 
The Oil Outlook. claim with strong reason that the 

era of cheap oil is rapidly approach- 
ing an end, and that consumption will shortly overtake produc- 
tion. At present there is stored in the State about 30,000,000 
barrels, or about six months' supply. At the rapid rate in which 
oil burners are now being installed on every side, this surplus 
is regarded by expert 1 ; as a bagatelle. The Independent Pro- 
ducers' Agency is planning for the permanent storing of 10,- 
000,000 barrels that will be required for the trade after the 
opening of the Panama Canal. More oil will also be taken out 
of the market by the Standard Oil Company, with its 22,000,000 
barrels for tankage and reservoirs. The Standard is reported to 
be gathering up cheap fuel for this storage purpose against the 
time in the future when higher prices will prevail. Experts 
maintain that these higher prices are a sound commercial propo- 
sition. Comparative tests with coal at $6.65 per ton and oil at 
$1.33 per barrel have been made on the Santa Fe Railroad, 
showing a saving of 38 per cent in favor of oil, and the cost of 
the oil was one-fifth that of coal per ton. Stated in another form, 
the value of the two fuels would be the same when the price of 
the coal in tons was three and one-half times the cost of the 
oil in barrels. The steamers Nevadan and Nebraskan of the 
American-Hawaiian line have recently been installed with oil 
burners, with the result that the management figure it is saving 
$500 a day. It is estimated that in five years the Southern 
Pacific has saved $7,500,000 by transforming its locomotives 
into oil burners. The Southern Pacific Company is probably the 
largest consumer of oil in the world. The yield from its oil 
wells is said to be in excess of 500,000 barrels a month, and 
this amount falls short of the company's demands. To increase 
this supply the company is said to be reaching out to the Mexi- 
can fields. The oil production of California for last year totaled 
about 80,000,000 barrels, but experts see this vast flood of oil 
consumed by the many steamship and railroad lines that are 
rapidly adopting oil burners. Among them are the Pacific Mail, 
The Pacific Coast S. S. Co. will be obliged to follow. The 
Canadian Pacific R. R.'s steamers are being altered to use oil, 
and so are the locomotives of the Northern Pacific R. R. Co. 



The Comstocks were the only group 
Mines and Min;ng. of the Nevadas to show any marked 

activity this week, and they were in 
the hands of professionals chiefly. The temporary shut down 
of most of the producers for repairs offered opportunities to the 
bears which they did not fail to grasp. Con.-Virginia proved 
an easy mark tor them, as its sharp rise on the report of a round 
$50 ore on the 2550 level had aviated it to prices which proved 
top-heavy when the ore body petered out. The latest report 
from the level is that the shift is in a face with a quartz show- 
ing. Whatever the report, Con.-Virginia seems to be in a strong 
speculative position. Ophir, on account of its fairly steady 
weekly production from the Hardy vein, is in a very stable 
position. So is Mexican, with its new mill almost in trim to be- 
gin regular crushing on what is claimed to be a million dollars 
in ore blocked out. Caledonia was lively and strong on reports 
of better values on the 1200 level. Of the outside properties, 
Pittsburg Silver Peak was strong on the announcement that the 
United States court had finally decided the long-contested suit 
over the title to that property in favor of the company. A direc- 
tor recently declared that the treasury had $1,500,000 in re- 
serve, and that a dividend would be declared in the near future. 
The Southern Nevada list held at short anchors throughout the 
week. The Tonopahs, on account of the recent promising 
strikes in Montana, Tonopah Ex. and Jim Butler, attracted the 
most of the trading. The Goldfields remained at their usual 
levels, with no bulges cf note and no recessions of consequence. 
A forecast of the December report of Goldfield Con. shows that 
the gross receipts lrom 29,127 tons of ore were $700,000, and 
the net profit for the month $460,000. This is a falling off of 
some $40,000 from November's profits. However, in the De- 
cember charges is the sum of $42,000 expended for special im- 
provements. According to the annual clearings of the Mining 
Stock Exchange, shares to the value of $36,000,000 were traded 
during 1911. 



The dividends paid by Nevada mines during 1911 aggre- 
gated $12,478,277; the production for the same period totaled 
$35,137,859. 



Ophir announced another 10 cent dividend, payable Jan- 
uary 25th to shareholders ol record January 15th. 



The Pacific Gas & Electric Company has served notice 

that on February 9th it will call Pacific Gas & Electric fives to 
the amount of $8,500,000 at the stipulated figure of 105. Deben- 
ture sixes up to $4,000,000 will be called at par and accrued 
interest. This action grew out of the recent sale of the $20,- 
000,000 in bonds of the company to the Morgan syndicate. 



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January 13, 1912. 



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Public Utilities. 



By far the biggest thing on the local 
financial horizon just now is the 
deal on the part of the new city ad- 
ministration to purchase the Spring Valley Water plant. The 
proposition will be put up to the people at a bond election in 
April, which will carry a rider asking for the authorization. The 
report of Engineer John R. Freeman, of Providence, R. I., who 
has had charge of New York's $200,000,000 water undertaking, 
will be submitted within a fortnight as a basis of meeting the 
Spring Valiey Company's price. The outstanding bonds of 
Spring Valley are valued at about $19,250,000, and draw 4 per 
cent interest. The city officials purpose taking over these 
bonds and substitute the city's credit, retiring the bonds as they 
become due. The city officials are also figuring that Freeman 
will report an outside value of $19,000,000 on the whole plant, 
in addition, of course, to the $19,250,000 bonded indebtedness 
assumed. Dillon & Hubbard, the city's special legal advisors 
in the deal, are now at work perfecting the details of the pro- 
posed course. On this showing of the sale of Spring Valley 
going through, the price of the stock was unusually strong, and 
went to record high figures. The bonds were also higher 
around 95. 



The Northern California Securities 
Stocks and Bonds. Company has incorporated, with 

$1,000,000 capital, divided into 
100,000 shares. The directors are John Barneson, Victore 
Etienne, Jr., Frank W. Griffin, N. A. Fuller and Daniel Mur- 
phy, the last named of Los Angeles. Barneson is credited with 
taking $500,000 worth of the capital stock, and the others with 
$125,000 each. The company will deal in stocks, bonds and 
other securities, and will no doubt be the sponsor in financing 
the various Barneson enterprises, which are gradually covering 
the California map. As expected, a large part of the $100,000,- 
000 paid out in dividends by the banks and other corporations 
last year led to a stronger bond and investment market, there 
being a greater demand for gilt edge local and Eastern securi- 
ties. Water, gas and several bank stocks felt this stimulating 
influence, and even Western Pacific bonds, despite its recent 
shift in official heads, showed marked recovery. 



According to Washington advices, 
Banks and Banking. the postoffice department will here- 
after redeem the postal bonds at par 
at any time. This decision is expected to have a favorable 
effect upon the whole postal bank system. The bonds draw 
only 2y 2 per cent interest, and until the new order they com- 
manded only 92 in the open market. A depositor may deposit 
up to $500, the limit, and then purchase a postal bond. He 
may then open a new account and run it up to $500, and with 
this account purchase another bond. In this way his account 
with the Government may be run up to any amount, and under 
the new rule of the Government to redeem at par his postal 
bonds will be worth the full cash equivalent. 



The national banks held their regular annual elections 

this week, but nc important changes took place, save the elec- 
tion of Russel! Lowry to the post of cashier of the American 
National. The regular dividends were announced, with the 
exception that the Bank of California declared an extra divi- 
dend of $1 per share. 



The German Savings and Loan Society has applied for 

permission to open a branch on Haight street, near Golden 
Gate Park. This will be the third city branch of that thriving 
institution. 



The directors of the Swiss-American Bank have raised 

their dividend from 6 to 8 per cent. 



"Queen Mary," said the teacher to the class in the his- 
tory lesson, "loved France so much that she declared the word 
Calais would be found written on her heart after she was dead." 
Pausing a moment, the teacher looked at a boy steadily. "Jimmy 
Smith," she said, "you were not listening." "Oh, yes, I was," 
Jimmy replied. "Weil, what did Queen Mary say would be 
found written across her heart?" "Kelly." was Jimmy's tri- 
umphant reply. — Tit-Bits. 



THE FOOL THAT DROPS THE MATCH. 

It has been said that anywhere 

The biggest fool afloat 
Is he who makes a rocking-chair 

Of some one else's boat; 
But equal with him in the race, 

The eggs of woe to hatch 
Is, unknown or known disgrace, 

The fool that drops the match. 

What is't to him if, in his haste 

A fragrant weed to try, 
The folds of woman's pride and taste 

Hangs dangerously nigh ? 
What if a precious life recede 

With flame-enhanced despatch? 
He did not do the shameful deed: 

He only dropped a match. 

What is't to him if stores of wealth 

In flame may disappear, 
Or friends that walked in joy and health 

May nevermore come near? 
What if explosions upward spring, 

A hundred lives to snatch? 
He didn't do much of anything: 

He only dropped a match. 

Incendiary — guilty one 

(As yet not doing time), 
You'll learn the lesson, ere you're done, 

That carelessness is crime. 
But when your future home you view, 

And lift its red-hot latch, 
No matter, then, how often you 

May drop the lighted match! 

— Will Carleton. 



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Head Office : 71, LOMBARD STREET, LONDON, E.C. 

Deposit and Current Accounts 31st Dec, 1910' $390,582,340 

Cash in hand, at call, and at short notice „ 98,018,300 

Bills of Exchange „ 43,793,530 

Investments ------,, 58,547,085 

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Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



THE RAIN POOL. 



THE TEMPTER FEAR. 
He pointed with his finger to the pit 
And said, "If you could guess the peril of it, 
How many hells within its darkness hide. 
And what implacable hands on every side 
Reach up to clutch you some day unawares — 
Ah, could you know!" — But I, as one who dares 
Impossible things in some delirium, 
Threw back my head and cried, "Why, let them come, 
At least they will find me laughing with the sun!" 
I turned, and lo, he fled, that evil one ! 

— Shaemas O'Sheel. 



THE SLEEPING GALLEON. 

(In the Bay of Tobermory, in the Isle of Mull, Scotland, one 
of the lost ships of the Spanish Armada lies to this day.) 

Old galleon, gold galleon, 

Sunk low in Tobermory Bay, 
Arise! Shake off the surges dun, 

Thou oaken swan, to meet the day. 
Brandish thy polished masts again 

Like lances in the sunless blast; 
Let fly the gonfalon of Spain, 

Trample the floods that held thee fast. 



Unloose thy blazoned canvas; weigh 

Thy rusted anchor from its bed ! 
Let all thy silver clarions bray, 

Calling, calling up thy dead. 
Let the winds smite Ihy carven poop 

Where stalked thy black-browed admiral, 
Though green and writhing kelp may loop 

Thy cannon where the starfish sprawl. 



Once a little doubting duckling 

Stood beside a puddle pond, 
Dipped one webbed foot in the water, 

Cocked an eye and looked beyond. 

Said I to him, as he stood there, 

Half afraid to venture in, 
While his wee pinfeathers trembled 

All along his prickly skin: 

"Prithee, art thou a Balboa, 

And thy pond a mighty ocean, 
Or a little fluffy Psyche, 

With thy downy wings in motion?" 

Paddle in, thou ducky daddies. 

Far be it from me to say 
Whether Love's a great adventure 

Or a rain pool by the way. 

— Rena Cary Sheffield in Ainslee's. 



"Boy, take these flowers to Miss Bertie Bohoo, Room 

12." "My, sir, you're the fourth gentleman wot's sent her flow- 
ers to-day." "What's that? What the deuce? W-who sent 
the others?" "Oh, they didn't send any names. They all said, 
'She'll know where they come from.' " "Well, here, take my 
card, and tell her these are from the same one who sent the 
other three boxes." — Tit-Bits. 



"My wife made me what I am?" 

her yet?" — Satire. 



"Have you forgiven 



Terrible, terrible was the light 

That from thy battle-lanterns bled 
O'er swords and harness, sparkling bright 

Like rubies in an idol's head. 
Now fall thy crystal sea-tears cold, 

Armadan widow, draped with weeds, 
With funeral moss and weeds that fold 

Thy decks for unaccomplished deeds. 

Dark were the storms that hounded thee, 

With gold and thunder in thy womb, 
And drove thee to a stranger sea, 

And wrought for thee a sandy tomb. 
Snarling the alien waters drank 

Thee down, bronze-girdled Amazon, 
And with thee and thy sisters sank 

Spain like a star whose day is done. 

A star foredoomed to full eclipse 

In realms that Spanish chains had bound — 
By Santiago's shattered ships 

And the red Manillan slaughter-ground. 
Now fiercer meteors glare and trail 

Their iron battle-hulks afoam — 
Go spread each tattered flag and sail; 

Steer for Hispania, steer for home! 

Bear's: thou no wealth save golden bars? 

No armament save moldered guns? 
Canst thou not home by wiser stars, 

With one great message for thy sons ? 
Lost is thine ancient ocean-realm; 

Then die thy grief like Philip's rage — 
Return in peace — and at thy helm 

The Spirit of the Vanward Age. 

— Herman Scheffauer in Harper's. 




January 13, 1912. 



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(Continued from Page 19.) 

GREGORY.- Mrs. E, H. I,. Gregory, accompanied by her daughter. Miss 

\ Ivian Gregory, will leave early in March for a tour abroad, 
HOBART. Mrs. Walter Hobart, who has been occupying an apartment 

in Paris, is planning to spend the next few weeks in Florence. 
HOGKER.— Miss Jennie Hooker was the week-end guest of Mrs. James 

Robinson and .Miss ESlena Robinson at their home at Woodside. 
HOWITT. — Miss Beatrice Howitt of San Rafael has been visiting Miss 

Mary s. Bellman at her home in California street. 
IDE.— Miss Margery Ide, daughter of Embassador Ide. is the guest of Mrs. 

Nicholas Longworth in Washington. 
KNIGHT. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight have leased their home at Burlin- 

game to Dr. W. A. McEnery, and are at the St. Regis for the remainder 

of the winter. 
l,.\.\L>FIELD. — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Landfield have given up their apart- 
ments at the Victoria, and have taken a house on Gough street. 
LEWIS. — George Lewis is enjoying a visit of several weeks in Paris, where 

he is the guest of his mother, Mrs. R. A. Eddy, wife of Col. Eddy. 
MacGAVIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Drummond MacGavin expect to leave shortly 

for Norway, where they will make their home for the next two years. 
MELLUS. — The Misses Grace and Katherine Melius are guests at the home 

of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grace in Green street. 
NIETG. — Madam Nieto, of Viosco, and her daughters, Miss Rosita and 

Miss Josephine Nieto, who have been at the Palace for the last two 

months, are planning to return to their home in Mexico in a few 

weeks. 
M1NTZER. — Milss Mauricia Mintzer and her brother are the guests of Mr. 

and Mrs. Horace Hill in New York, prior to their sailing for Europe. 
MINNEGERODE. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Fitzhugh Minnegerode are spend- 
ing a few days in town from Monterey. 
MORELAND. — Miss Esther Moreland, who has been visiting Mrs. George 

Marye, Jr., the greater part of the winter, is preparing to return to 

her home in Philadelphia. 
McCLURE. — Lieutenant C. M. McClure. Seventh Infantry, is the guest of 

his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Charles McClure, at the Presidio. 
MILLER. — Mrs. H. Clay Miller, Jr., of Sausalito, is passing a few days 

in the city at the Town and Country Club. 
OWENS'. — Captain and Mrs. Arthur Owens have taken a house in Vallejo, 

where Captain Owens is on recruiting duty. 
P1XLEY. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pixley are in Los Angeles, but will return 

to San Francisco shortly. 
REDDING. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Redding and Miss Josephine Red- 
ding were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Josselyn at Woodside over 

the New Year week-end. 
UE1D. — Ambassador and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid aie en route from London 

to Millbrae, where they will spend most of February. 
ROGERS. — Miss Ona Rogers is at present the guest of Miss Hat tie 

Schultz at her home on Filbert street. 
ROSENWEIG. — Baroness Rosenweig will leave the first of February for 

Paris. 
SHOOBERT. — Miss Lillian Shoobert is a visitor in Denver as the guest of 

her brother-ln-iaw and sister, Dr. and Mrs. Bancroft. 
SIMS. — Mr. and Mrs. J. Coker Sims are building a new home In I 

Terrace. 
SPLTVALO. — Mrs. c u. Spllvalo has taken possession ol in h home in 

Vallejo street. 
Sl'RECKELS.— Mr. and Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels and their two children 

will spend the remainder of the winter at the Fairmont. 
STEVENSON. — Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson is spending a week in town 

from her home at Montecito. 
STKWART. — Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart and family have recently taken 

possession of their home in Pacific avenue. 
VON SCHRADER.— Colomi and Mrs. Frederick von Schrader and their 

boa Frits have moved from the Presidio to 110 Presidio Ave. where 

they have token an apartment. 
\ \\ BERGEN. -Miss Minna van Bergen and her Banco, Donald J.uiwtn. 

|iass<.'.i Hi.- u <-.k i H.1 In San Rafael ^s the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 

B. Anderson. 
\\ i ;\ ,\i \,\ Mi. and Mrs. Wlllard Weyman have given up their h< 

Etoss Yalky, and will be at the Fairmont for the winter. 
w i EST, Miss Leonora Wuest, who has been making her home with her 

brother, Lieutenant J. Wuest, at the presidio, is to depart foi C 

nati within a couple of weeks on a visit to her parents. 



Hanshaw — How in the world are they going to celebrate 

Christmas in their kitchenette apartments? Crabshaw — They 
are going to pin a sheet on the wall and throw some moving 
pictures of a Christmas tree on it. — Exchange. 



Hub (shopping with his wife) — If the goods you were 

just looking at suits you, why try other places? Why didn't 
you buy it and let's go home? Wife — How foolish you talk. 
Why, I'm not half tired out yet. — Boston Transcript. 



"She is the most mtthodical woman I know." "How 

now?" "She has not only finished her Christmas shopping al- 
ready, but has begun to practice writing it 1912." — Exchange. 



THE OLD YEAR. 

The tolling bells that wake the night from sleep, 
The muffled notes of bugles, and the deep 
And piteous wail of sirens, shrieking woe, 
Proclaim how grieved is Earth that you must go! 
It does not seem you could have lived your days 
Since that fair morn when countless songs of praise 
Acclaimed to all the world a child sublime 
Lay cradled in the fathering arms of Time; 
And yet your course is finished, and the end 
You bid a welcome, as you would a friend! 
You offer Life the fleeting breath she gave, 
And turn to him whose kingdom is the grave! 
Still, what is there in death for you to dread? 
What man would fear to mingle with the dead, 
If he could be, when his last race is run, 
Remembered for some good he may have done ? 

— Ralph M. Thomson in Ainslee's. 



Aviator (having got into trouble)— I say, will you be 

so kind as to give me a lift to the next town? Farmer— Well, 
I don't mind, myself; but I warn ye, the mare be a reg'lar flyer. 
'Tain't every one likes to be behind her. — Punch. 



She — Anyhow, you must admit he is a well-read man. 

Did you notice his knowledge of Aristotle? He— I did, and if 
you want my candid opinion, I don't believe he's ever been 
there. — Sketch. 



"And so this is the end," said the hero, as he bent over 

the form of the dying heroine, while the orchestra played soft, 
sad music. "Thank heaven for that!" exclaimed a pathetic 
voice from the gallery. — London Tit-Bits. 



City Sport — Can I have some shooting on your farm? 

Farmer — Certainly. There are two tramps in the barn, a book 
agent in the kitchen, a lightning rod agent at the front door and 
a tin peddler at the front gate. Take your choice." — Exchange. 



Rich Man — Would you love my daughter just as much 

if she had no money? Suitor— Why, certainly! Rich Man— 
That's sufficient. I don't want any idiots in this family.— Chi- 
cago News. 



Annual Clearance 

SALE 



Now Going On 



The Usual Big Yearly 
REDUCTIONS 



of Gassner 



FURS 



LOUIS GASSNER, Inc. 

112-114 Geary St., San Francisco 



ANNUAL MEETING. 
Firemen's Fund Insurance Corporation. 

g 



before tbe i 

January. 1S1 - 



LOUIS WEINMANN. Secretary. 



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January 13, 1912. 




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W. G. Nye, for ten years commissioner of the Public Affairs 
Committee of the Minneapolis Commercial Club, and one of the 
most forceful of the city's business men, has resigned his posi- 
tion to become secretary and a director of the Republic and 
Dominion Fire and Marine Insurance Company, recently incor- 
porated in that city, with $3,000,000 capital stock. In giving 
the reasons of his resignation, which created wide-spread sur- 
prise in commercial circles, Mr. Nye said : "I have long been 
of the opinion tnat the Northwest offers an exceptional oppor- 
tunity for a well organized fire insurance company of ample 
capital, and tnat such a company would prove of inestimable 
value to this city as well as to its tributary territory. I have 
. become satisfied from extensive inquiry that the gentlemen with 
whom I shall be associated in the formation of this company 
are men of splendid character and proved ability in that field of 
work, and have no doubt that we shall give to this city and State 
an institution of pride and great advantage. I feel also that the 
work will be most agreeable to me." 

W. G. Taffinder, president of the Republic and Dominion 
Fire and Marine Insurance Company, stated that Mr. Nye had 
been selected for the highly responsible position because of his 
well-known ability and personal worth, and his wide knowledge 
of conditions in the Northwest. "As comptroller of Minneapo- 
lis he gained information which will render him invaluable to 
this corporation, and in the capacity of secretary of the Com- 
mercial Club, he has earned a reputation for progressiveness 
and fairness that would be hard to beat. 

"Mr. Nye was afforded several weeks to consider his connec- 
tion with this company, and was given every latitude to make 
every and any investigation in order to arrive at a decision. It 
is in line with the policy of the company to associate with it 
men of pronounced ability, v/hose standing is beyond question, 
and whose knowledge is necessary to the successful progress 

of the organization." 

* * * 

Local insurance men are expressing some disappointment be- 
cause the directors of the Panama-Pacific Exposition ignored 
the local underwriters, and asked the National Board of Under- 
writers of New York to furnish the expert advice in regard to 
laying out the water supply system and installing fire preven- 
tion measures. It is said that this is the first time that any ex- 
position company has applied to the board for co-operation in 
this line. Generally speaking, the fire protection features of 
these expositions are usually of a kind to preclude the possi- 
bilities of much reliable fire insurance. George W. Booth, said 
to be one of the most competent fire protection engineers in the 
country, will shortly ?rrive here to advise with the exposition 
directors in planning fire protection. 

* * * 

The Calif oi nia State Life Insurance Company has been 
licensed by the California Insurance Department to write ac- 
cident, life and health insurance. The company has just opened 
up business, and for a time will write only life insurance. W. 
J. Clemens, formerly of the Reserve Loan Life of Indianapolis, 
is agency director, and in full charge of the field force. The 
capital is $500,000, all paid, and a paid cash surplus of $305,- 
391,53. The stockholders are prominent business men of Sac- 
ramento, and the head offices of the company will be located 
there. 

* * * 

W. R. Williams, of Monrovia, has been appointed general 
agent for California for the Guarantee Fund Life, an assess- 
ment association of Omaha, which obtained a California 
license last year. 

* * * 

Rolla V. Watt, James Wyper, Bernard Faymonville and E. T. 
Niebling are in Portland to discuss with the Oregon represen- 
tatives the pros and cons of insurance affecting Oregon. The 
subject of graded commissions and other like matters will be 
considered. 



The Oakland agency of the Philadelphia Underwriters has 
been discontinued. The efforts on the part of Oakland mer- 
chants to have insurance rates reduced there is still the subject 
of considerable feeling; some of the property owners contend 
that the present rates are injuring the business interests of the 
community in that they deter likely investors from entering the 
field. The Pacific Board of Underwriters is handling the pro- 
tests with calm and unbiased judgment, with a view to giving a 
iust judgment. 

* * * 

Business men of San Francisco have recently incorporated 
the First Mortgage and Bond Company, with a capital of 
$1,000,000. The funds of the new corporation will be used for 



Republic and Dominion 

Fire and Marine Insurance Company 



Chartered under the laws of the State of 
Minnesota. 

Authorized Capital Stock $3,000,000.00 

Home Office: 
Plymouth Building Minneapolis, Minn. 

PRATT AND GRIGSBY 

Financial Underwriters 

Stock being rapidly placed in the WESTERN 

STATES and CANADA 




The Home Insurance Company, New York 

Organized 1853. Cash Capital. J3.000.000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners 
anywhere In United States. Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss 
by fire. Automobile Insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental Income by 
fire. 

H. L. ROFF, General Agent. J. J. SHEAHAN, Ass't General Acent. 

324 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Cat. 



FOR SALE 



6,000 ACRES OF 
TIMBER LAND 



Located at CASTLE CRAG, CAL., 22s miles 
north from Sacramento and 318 miles north 
from San Francisco only. 

It Contains Approximately 130,000,000 Feet 

of Sugar Pine, Yellow Pine and Fir. The 
Southern Pacific Company Railroad passes mid- 
way through the holding. 

The only tract of virgin timber now standing in 
California, immediately adjacent to the South- 
ern Pacific Rails. 

Every acre can be cut conveniently and at minimum 
cost for logging. All down hill. 

A rare opportunity for present investment in advance 
of Panama Canal opening in 1913, when all timber land 
on Pacific Coast will quadruple in value. 

Correspondence Solicited 

Pacific Improvement Co. 

No. 401 Crocker Bldg. San Francisco, Cal. 



January 13, 1912. 



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the initial purchase of real estate; bonds will be issued for the 
development of the purchased property, on which interest and 
principal will be guaranteed; subsidiary companies will be 
formed to handle these properties. The directors are C. C. 
Kinney, Arthur M. Brown, E. T. Niebling, Washington Irving, 

C. A. Henry and Clarence M. Smith. 

* * * 

Bernard Faymonville, now acting as vice-president of the 
Fire Underwriters of the Pacific, is said to have the inside run- 
ning for the presidency at the annual meeting of that body 
next May. A proposed amendment to the constitution stipu- 
lates that the president shall hold office for two years, and shall 
not be eligible fnr re-election until at least two years after his 

term of office expires. 

* * * 

The Los Angeles City Council is still wrestling with the prob- 
lem of acquiring a complete and adequate fire and police alarm 
apparatus, but the details are still nebulous. The estimated cost 

so far will be $500,000. 

* * * 

The California Accident Association, an assessment accident 
organization, has applied to the California Insurance Depart- 
ment for a license. It will write accident insurance only on the 

assessment plan. 

* « * 

The annual banquet of the Fire Underwriters' Association of 
the Pacific was held January 10th at the St. Francis Hotel. It 
was a notable gathering in the history of the organization. 

Manager C. C. Kinney, of the Pacific Coast Department of 
the Franklin, Reliance and Standard, is on a business trip which 

practically covers the whole Northwestern field. 

* * * 

Manager John W. Gunn was the recipient of many handsome 
floral testimonials on his first day as manager of the Pacific De- 
partment of the Liverpool & London & Globe. 

* * * 

The loss ratio of the companies operating on the Pacific 
Coast is estimated at approximately 40 per cent for the year 
1911. 

* * » 

Santa Monica is the latest California town to purchase an au- 
tomobile fire truck. 

« * • 

The Lumber Fire Insurance Company of Boston has applied 
for a California license. 



Wool, cotton, flax (Occident linen) and silk are not fully 

suitable raw materials for underclothing, mainly because they 
conserve either too much or too little of the natural heat of the 
body. Textile fabrics from these raw materials become too 
closely felted or too loose, so that no constant porosity can be 
maintained close to the skin. The pressure of the upper clothes 
so far reduces the utility of the meshy tissue that perspiration 
and ventilation are obstructed. Physicians recommend linen 
mesh. Deimel Linen Mesh is the best on the market. It may 
be obtained at 176 Sutter street. 



"Are vou first in anything at school. Earlie?" "First 

out of the building when the bell rings." — New Orleans Times- 
Democrat. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



SAPOLIO 

CLEANS, SCOURS, POLISHES 

WORKS WITHOUT WASTE 



SAN FRANCISCO LIFE 

INSURANCE COMPANY 

HOME OFFICE: 57 POST STREET, 7th Floor 
San Francisco 

■ JOHN A. KOSTER. President 

THE BEST POLICIES ON EARTH TO SELL 

THE BEST MEN WANTED TO SELL THEM 

THE BEST CONTRACTS TO THE BEST MEN 

SEE OUR LIST OF STOCKHOLDERS 

Address the Company 
CATHCART MACGURN. «j«t. General Manager and Director ol Agencies 



Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 



Capital $1,500,000 



Assets $8,150,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



Capital, J400.000 



Assets, Over a Million 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA 
(Best In the West.) 

Employers' Liability, General Liability. Teams. Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels. Automobile. Burglary. Plate Glass Accident and Health 
Insurance, Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green. President; Marshal A. Frank, Vice-Presi- 
dent; Joy Llchtensteln. Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. 
Deering, Counsel. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company. General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St., 
San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1860. 

Capital $1,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 3.050.063 

Total Assets 7,478,446 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL 

Capital J6.700.000 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE A CO., Agents. 
350 California Street San Francisco 

The Weft Coaft Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



A strong, well -managed Institution; organised under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 



DAKE'S PRESS CLIPPING BUREAU 



LOS ANGELES, CAL. 

432 S. Main Street 
Phone F 1289: Main 4133 



SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 

12 Oeary Street 

Phone Kearny 1 440 



Rey C Ward 



1 C MeasaaWrfbr 



Jaeaea W [>.aa 



GEO. E. BILLINGS CO. 



ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE EFFECTED 
312 California St., San Francisco. Cal. 



Phone Douglas 2283 
Home Phone C MM 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 




Licenses were issued to the following new automobile owners 
in San Francisco and vicinity for the week ending Jan. 6th. 
The total number of licenses issued for the State for the same 
period was 432. 



"Have you a fireless cooker?" "No; but I've got a 

cookless fire." — Baltimore American. 

The Kid (after his first cigar) — Gee! I wish Wicker- 
sham had killed dat terbacker trust!" — Puck. 

"See here, Adam! I've been the making of you ! Some 

women would have taken every rib you had!" — Puck. 

"What is this price of peace they talk so much about?" 

"Just now it is a set of furs." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

"Will you dine with us this evening? We are going to 

have a hare." "And how many guests?" — Fliegende Blaetter. 

Mrs. Gramercy — It's awful to have a jealous husband! 

Mrs. Park — But it's worse, dear, to have one who isn't jealous. 
—Judge. 

"Why are you rushing around so to-day?" "I'm trying 

to get something for my wife ?" "Had any offers ?" — Louisville 
Courier-Journal. 

Mother (to inquisitive child) — Stand aside. Don't you 

see the gentleman wants to take the lady's picture?" "Why 
does he want to?" — Life. 

"Does death end all?" asked the solemn boarder. "Not 

for a week or so, in case of a turkey," answered the cheerful 
boarder. — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

Harduppe — Is Wigwag honest? Borrowel! — Well, he 

came around to my house the other day and stole an umbrella I 
had borrowed from him. — Philadelphia Record. 

Mrs. Flatt — Alice cannot seem to master that difficult 

piece of music. She's been trying all the afternoon. Mrs. Nex- 
dore — Yes; indeed she has been. — Boston Transcript. 

Gladys Roxton — And the duke is so brave, papa ! Why, 

he declares he intends to become an aviator. Papa — H'm! He 
does, eh? Wants to visit his castle, I suppose. — Puck. 

Traveler (in Nevada) — What seems to be the matter 

with this train ? Conductor — Trouble with the couplings, sir. 
You see, we are coming into Reno. — Philadelphia Record. 

"Lady," said Meandering Mike, "would you lend me a 

cake of soap?" "Do you mean to tell me that you want soap!" 
"Yes'm. Me partner's got de hiccups, an' I want to scare him." 
— Washington Star. 

"Mr. Grimes," said the rector to the vestryman, "we had 

better take up the collection before the sermon this morning!" 
"Indeed!" "Yes; I'm going to preach on the subject of econ- 
omy." — Srrav Stories. 

Young Lady — You say you were on a raft for six weeks, 

and had nothing to eat but mutton. Where did you get the mut- 
ton from? Old Salt — Well, you see, Miss, the sea was very 
choppy. — Sacred Heart Review. 

"Am I required to exchange wedding gifts in the depart- 
ment from which they were purchased?" "Not at all," said the 
floor-walker. "Thank you. I would like to exchange a rose-jar 
for a frying pan." — Washington Herald. 

Trust Magnate — Is the morning mail in? Secretary — 

Yes. Trust Magnate— Very well. Credit up the checks, throw 
the appeals for help into the waste-basket, and turn the indict- 
ments over to our lawyers to be quashed. — Puck. 

Wife (complainingly) — You're not like Mr. Knagg. 

They've been married twenty years, and Mrs. Knagg says her 
husband is so tender. Husband— Tender ! Well, he ought to 
be, after being in hot water that long. — Zion's Herald. 

A woman left her baby in its carriage at the door of a 

department store. A policeman found it there, apparently 
abandoned, and wheeled it to the station. As he passed down 
the street a gamin yelled: "What's the kid done?" — Collier's. 

-Contractor — I want to get a permit to dig up the pave- 
ment in Main street. "Why, we can't give you that. There 
isn't any pavement in Main street." "I know; but I want the 
permit so that we can dig up the pavement as soon as there is 
one." — Chicago Record-Herald. 



REYNOLDS, H. T„ R. D. No. 6, Box 200. San Jose E-M-F 

HTLAND. MISS NORMA. 646 S. 5th St.. San Jose Franklin 

HAMILTON. O. B.. Santa Clara Chalmers 

SPRECKEDS, RUDOLPH. 1st Nat. Bank Bldg.. S. F Loco 

MATHEWSON, C. E. 2d and Mission Sts., S. F Lozier 

FRANK. A., 2308 Washington St.. S. F Ranch & Lang 

XEWHALL, GEO. A.. 260 California St.. S. F Hudson 

ORDONEZ, S., 626 Haight St.. S. F Cartercar 

DOUGLAS, STEVE, Sheehan's Tavern, S. F Bulck 

THORNTON, A. W\. 193 Hillcrest Road, Berkeley Cadillac 

MfiELRUS, JR.. CHAS.. 1913 Mlnturn St., Alameda Stoddard-Dayton 

LUBBER, A. O.. 2035 94th Ave.. Oakland Mitchell 

WRAMPELMIER. H. F. 2249 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley Hupp 

MEYER. J. HENRY. Menlo Park Roadster 

TARLETON, G. LESTER, R. D. No. 7, Box 335, San Jose Ford 

HEARST, MRS. P. A., care R. A. Clark Hearst Bldg., S. F Loco 

BRILL, JULIA A., St. Francis Hotel, S. F Simplex 

WAKELEE'S PHARMACIES, 101 Powell St., S. F Overland 

SKELLY & KOHLER, 660 Preclta Ave., S. F Overland 

Zl'MWALT, DR. F. H.. Butler Bldg., 135 Stockton St., S. F Bulck 

GREAT WESTERN POWER CO., Shreve Bldg., S. F Oakland 

WOLLISEN, W. J., 713 6th Ave., S. F Hudson 

FREDERICK, MARCUS, 301 Westbank Bldg.. S. F White 

CHAMBERS, FRED W., 917 Kearny St.. S. F Stevens-Duryea 

LANDSBERGER. HENRY, Sheldon Bldg., S. F Stevens-Duryea 

SCHEIDWIND, H. J.. 299 Cheney St., S. F Ford 

LOMBARD, MRS. GAY. St. Francis Hotel, S. F Lozier 

SMITH, INC., E. S.. 1st and Market Sts., Oakland Ford 

SUTTON, CHAS., 635 Oakland Ave., Oakland Haynes 

WALDSTEIN, ALBERT, 160S Chronicle Bldg.. S. F Haynes 

COBURN, R. L., HARRISON, C. O., SMITH, P.. INC.. San Jose. . Rambler 

HEARST, MRS. PHOEBE. Pleasanton Federal 

SIERRA & S. F. POWER CO., 85 2d St., S. F Packard 

HAAS. WM„ Davis and Sacramento St., S. F Packard 

HAMILTON, W. H. W., Dolores Apts., 16th and Market Sts.. S. F... E-M-F 

JUDD, M. F. 4C4 Oak St.. S. F Bulck 

STANDARD OIL CO. (A. B. Brooks), Sheldon Bldg., S. F Locomobile 

GOOD, L. A. and O'CLATRE, R., 1663 Fulton St.. S. F. ..Stevens-Duryea 

ANDERSON. PETER, 1314 Florida St., S. F Franklin 

ADAMS. JNO. E., 2260 Jackson St, S. F Franklin 

VOLKMANN, W. G.. 2d and Fulsom Sts., S. F Cadillac 

BRANN-KNECHT-HEIMANN CO., 576 Mission St.. S. F. ...Hupmobile 

JOY, C. H., 6312 E. 14th St, Oakland Rambler 

BROOKS, A. B., 369 Staten Ave.. Oakland Rambler 

DUKES, DR. CHAS. ALFRED. 3912 Telegraph Ave.. Oakland ...Rambler 

NUESSLER, E., 306 Bodega Ave., Petaluma Bulck 

PARTRIDGE. H. L., 140 So. Priest St, San Jose Regal 

CRAWFORD, C. H., 327 Addison Ave., Palo Alto Peerless 

DAVIS, W. H., 619 Larkin St., S. F Ford 

HOWARD, H. S., 453 Walsworth Ave., Oakland Pullman 

I.ARKEY, DR. A. S., 381 Bellevue Ave., Oakland Pullman 

HOWARD, E. A., 371 Fairmont Ave., Oakland Pullman 

TUBBS CORDAGE CO., 1004 Kohl Bldg., S. F Cadillac 

PAPINA & CAMPINI, 323 10th St., S. F White 

CURTIS, H. T., 632 Sutter St., S. F Regal 

BRADY, A. P., 3417 24th St, S. F Mitchell 

HOLCOMB, W. E., 60 £d St., S. F Elmore 

RAPID TRANSFER CO., 833 Market St, S. F Reliance 

PAC. TAXIMETER CAB CO., 1355 Bush St., S. F Peerless 

DAVIS, FRANK EL, 1316 8th St.. Oakland Overland 

RUTLEY, BYRON, 1167 Washington St.. Oakland Reo 

GEORGE, WILLIS B., 617 Hobart St.. Oakland Bulck 

MAYNARD, JOHN D., 410 Lafayette St.. Santa Clara... Stevens-Duryea 

3CJSDSTON CO., W. R., Studebaker Bros., Mission and Fremont 

streets. S. F K-.M-F 

FRASER, MRS. A. P., Granada Hotel. S. F Oldsmoblle 

PACIFIC GAS. & ELEC. CO., 445 Sutter St., S. F Oakland 

ABERNATHY. J. R., 3207 Mission St.. S. F Bulck 

ZADIG, MRS. H., 1760 Pacific Ave., S. F Haynes 

I.AUFFER, CHAS.. 568 Howard St.. S. F Renault 

BRUNKHORST, H. C, 3286 Mission St.. S. F Cadillac 

MOHUN, DR. C. C„ 1S17 Eddy St.. S. F Cadillac 

ROCK, CHAS., 1338 Sherman St., Alameda Rambler 

SOPHAM, A. R., 1853 McAllister St.. S. F 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



27 




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On the taking of office last Monday by the new city officials, 
one of the first things that was considered was the adoption of 
new traffic regulations. It is proposed to bring the regulations 
up to within keeping with those of the large cities of the East. 

While this is to be greatly commended, the regulations should 
not only be confined to the congested sections of the city, but 
they should be enforced on every street of the city. 

There is an ordinance which prohibits any one from stopping 
with a vehicle of any kind within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant. 
How many of the police officers enforce this ordinance! Last 
week a new young officer was detailed, along automobile row. 
The first thing he did was to order all automobiles and horse- 
drawn vehicles away from the hydrants. It was taken as quite 
a joke, but to the thinking automobile dealer it was food for 
thought. 

For a fire to get a start on automobile row would be a very 
serious thing. The amount of oil and gasoline that is used in 
this section would start a fire in a very few minutes that would 
take hours to put out, and anything that will hinder the work- 
ings of the fire department should be removed. 

The traffic regulations at the present time along Market 
street are a joke. The traffic squad have failed to recognize 
the fact that to hold an automobile down to four miles an hour 
over crossings is almost an impossibility, and to enforce such a 
speed means an unnecessary amount of wear and tear on the 
motor. An automobile is under complete control at eight to 
ten miles per hour, and this speed should be allowed by the offi- 
cers at the crossings. 

There are certain sections of Market street that must be used 
by the owners of automobiles in traveling down to the ferry or 
the lower end of the street. The streets adjacent to Market 
street are in such a deplorable condition that an owner of a car 
is insane if he uses them, if he cares to avoid the repair shop. 

What is necessary is a regulation that will keep the horse- 
drawn vehicle going along close to the gutter while the automo- 
biles may pass in the same direction nearer the center of the 
street. This will mean that the motor cars will pass on quickly 
and be out of the way. As it is now, the motor cars are hedged 
in behind horse-drawn vehicles, and there is a constant con- 
gestion which moves along at a funeral pace. 

• • * 

In everything commercially considered at the present time 
the Fr.ir of 1915 is always considered. One of the greatest fac- 
tors in enhancing the commercial interests at that time will be 
the motor car. If the State Highway Commission succeeds in 
placing the main highways of the State in any kind of condition, 
motorists from far and wide will either motor to the Pacific 
Coast, or else will ship their cars out here to tour the State and 
Coast. 

There is no question that from now on the shores of the 
Pacific is to be the most popular place to tour in the United 
States. This ever increasing transcontinental touring shows 
this to be the case. There is no denying these facts, and recog- 
nizing the same, the motorists of California, and especially of 
San Francisco should take advantage of the same to place the 
State in the foremost ranks of the pleasure side of motoring in 
this country. 

The most urgent need at the present time is a motor club. 
From time to time such organizations have been formed, only to 
flourish for a short while and then to disappear. There is still 
one club in existence, and when that is said, one has said all. 

What San Francisco needs is a live automobile club, one 
whose officers will sec that every visiting motorist is shown 
the hospitality for which the State is noted. 

Such a club should be formed at once, and every sister club 
in the United States and abroad should be made aware of the 
fact, so that if any of their members motor here they will know 
that there will be some place where touring information may be 
had. 

Weekly bulletins sent broadcast will increase the desire to 



come West and see some of the many interesting places that 
are told of. The Automobile Club of California is still in exist- 
ence. It should come to life and take advantage of the chance 
to help the State. 

While the San Francisco motorist is calling for better roads 
in the country, it might be well for them to look a little nearer 
home and consider the streets of the city. There is a lot for the 
new administration to do, and while the condition of the streets 
may receive consideration, it is not to be supposed that they 
will be able to give every section attention at once. It is not 
only up to the motorists, but every user of the streets, to note 
conditions. When a bad hole in the pavement is noted, it should 
be reported to the street department. One bad hole may cost 
hundreds of dollars to the users in broken springs and cost of 
up-keep of horse-drawn vehicles, motor cars and trucks. 

The trouble in the past with the streets of the city has been 
that, after they have been put into good shape, they have not 
been kept up. The result has been that in no time they return 
to their poor state, and practically have to be done over again. 

It is the duty of every taxpayer to watch the streets and re- 
port all cases where a little work at the beginning will save 
many dollars in the end. This means a saving in taxes to the 
man who has taken the trouble of making the report. 

If every one was only to watch the street in front of his prop- 
erty, his home or his store, there would be no need of the News 
Letter having to call to the mind of the taxpayer his duty in this 
regard. 




YINi; A SPIN TN A KI.INK CAB IN' GOLDEN GATE PARK. 

» • « 

Charge d'Affaires Jefferson Caffery, of the American lega- 
tion at Caracas, reports that a contract has been entered into 
between the Venezuelan Minister of Public Works and two citi- 
zens of Valencia, the capita! of the State of Carabobo, for an 
automobile service for passengers and freight between the cities 

of Valencia and Nirgua. 

• » * 

R. H. Lincoln, connected for several years with one of the big 
automobile concerns in Chicago, has recently joined the selling 
staff of the Pioneer Automobile Company. 

• • • 

C. E. Freed, of the Orland Garage Co., the agent for the 
Buick cars, was in the city this week, ipd took home with him 
a model 29 Buick for an Orland purchaser. 

• • • 

Mr. R. H. Lincoln, connected for several years with one of the 
big automobile concerns in Chicago, has recently joined the sell- 
ing staff of the Picneer Automobile Company. Mr. Lincoln's 
personality and his long experience in the automobile line 
should make him a valuable asset to the Pioneer Company. 

• • » 

Mr. E. H. Foster has just *aken delivery of a six-cylinder 
1912 Stevens-Duryea motor car from the Pacific Motor Car 

Companv. 

• • • 

Willis — They say Robbler has sold his painting, "The 

Retreat from Bull Run' that he has been trying to sell for years. 
How did he manage it? Gillis— Easily. Simply changed the 
title to "Automobilists Returning Home. "— Pack. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



The latest 1912 model of the Overland cars to be received 
by the J. W. Leavitt Company is the 45 horsepower touring 
car. It is a sturdy vehicle, and shows power and comfort in 
every line. Leavitt, in speaking of the car, says: "Classy is 
really the only available word in English that can give you even 
partial understanding of this car. A long wheel base, a motor 
developing forty-five horsepower, and in its entirety incorpor- 
ating the well known successful Overland forms of construction 
with various refinements suggested by experience, it outclasses 
any car of similar design at the price. In place of the conven- 
tional Overland Blue, Brewster green is the color chosen for 
this model, with ivory stripings and all bright parts nickel 
plated. The specifications are: Wheel Base — 118 inches. Tread 
— 56 inches. Body — Five-passenger fore-door touring; Motor 
— 4%x4i/j>. Horsepower- — 45. Transmission — Selective, three 
speeds and reverse; "F. & S." ball bearings. Clutch — Cone. 
Ignition — Duplex, Bosch magneto and batteries. Brakes — On 
rear wheels, 2]/ 2 inches wide, 14-inch drums, internal expand- 
ing, external contracting. Springs — 2% inches wide, semi-el- 
liptic front, three-quarter elliptic rear. Steering Gear — Worm 
and worm gear adjustable, 18-inch wheel, l 3 4-inch post. Front 
Axle — Drop forged I-section, Timken bearings. Rear Axle — 
Full floating, Timken bearings. Wheels — Artillery wood, 12 
l 3 4 -inch spokes, 12 bolts front wheel, 18 bolts rear wheel. Tires 
— 34x4 inch, quick detachable. Frame — Pressed steel, double 



Quincy Chase keeps up extensive social connections. He is a 
member of the Family Club, the University Club, the Harvard 
Club, the Claremont Country Club, the Down Town Association 

and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. 

* * * 

Messrs. Hughson & Merton, Coast agents for the Weed Chain 
Tire Grip Co., are in receipt of information from the factory to 
the effect that all chain grips now put on the market which have 
attaching straps, or other devices for attaching same to wheels, 
so the grip won't creep, infringe the validity of the Weed Chain 
Tire Grip Co.'s patents, and it will be but a short time before 
one or two manufacturers who are now putting out this style 
chain grip will be stopped from doing so. It is needless to say 
that to use these grips, which are firmly anchored to the tires, 
will destroy the tires in a short time, and in evidence of this, 
the Weed people have sent Messrs. Hughson & Merton a copy 
of a letter which they received from the Diamond Rubber Com- 
pany, who state that they have instructed their various branches 
not to guarantee any tires on which chains are used that are 

fastened or anchored to the wheels. 

* * * 

Portland, Ore., is to have an automobile show. The show 
rooms are being decorated for the occasion, and in some in- 
stances remodeled, for what is expected to be the greatest sea- 
son of sales the motor car business has ever experienced. 




George Quincy Chasr. and his new Regal "20.' 



drop. Finish — Brewster green, ivory stripe, all bright parts 
nickel plated. Equipment — Three black and nickel oil lamps, 
two black and nickel gas lamps, with gas tank. Tools — Com- 
plete set. 

* * * 

Among the large number of local merchants who are now in 
Los Angeles with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 
trying to extend the business connections of this city, is George 
Quincy Chase, vice-president of Kohler & Chase. Although 
young Chase is barely thirty years old, his father has turned 
over to him the entire management of the firm's five Pacific 
Coast stores, and if the young man continues to go ahead at his 
present rate, he will soon be one of the best known characters 
in California. He is an enthusiastic automobilist, and was born 
and raised in San Francisco. He was graduated from Dr. 
Anderson's Academy fifteen years ago, and then he entered 
Harvard University. After he finished his course there he spent 
nearly three years traveling in Europe. Now he is devoting his 
time exclusively to the business which his father founded more 
than sixty years ago, and is making a big success of it. George 



Nearly all of the Portland dealers have a full line of their 1912 
stock on display. 

The spacious salesrooms of the Covey Motor Car Company 
now present a businesslike appearance. Mr. Covey has several 
models of the Cadillac and Pierce-Arrow cars on exhibition. 
His display includes a handsome limousine and a stripped 
chassis of a 1912 Cadi'lac. 

The C. L. Boss Company, W. J. Leavitt Company, H. L. 
Keats Company, Neate & McCarthy, Stoddard-Dayton Com- 
pany, Dulmage & Smith, Portland Motor Car Company, Stude- 
baker Corporation, Howard Automobile Company, Speedwell 
Auto Company, Portland-Detroit Auto Company and other con- 
cerns have prepared inviting exhibits to attract prospective 

automobile purchasers. 

* » * 

An interesting road map of the roads in Marin, Lake, Sonoma 
and Napa Counties is being given away by the Chanslor & 
Lyon Motor Supply Company. It is exceedingly well com- 
piled, and of much assistance to those who tour the sections 
which it covers. They may be had for the asking. 




This Year— Next Year— Every Year 

MICHELIN ANTI-SKID TIRES 

We have the same customers on Anti-Skids every year 

ASK THEM WHY? 

MICHELIN TIRE COMPANY 

San Francisco Los A n E eles Seattle 




January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



29 



1912 



'THE BEST OF THE GOOD ONES' 

VE LI E 



1912 



We challenge comparison with any car regardless of price or reputation. 

The construction, material used, style and finish of all Velle cars Is equal to the BEST cars built. 




40 H. P. J4-PASSENGER TORPEDO FULLY EQUIPPED $2200 

All 1912 Velie Motor Cars will be fully equipped and will include in addition to Top, Glass Front and Speedometer, 
as Standard Equipment, the Velie Self-Starter and Vesta Electric Lighting System. 

VELIE MOTOR VEHICLE COMPANY, Moline, 111. 

AGENCIES IN ALL, PRINCIPAL CITIES 

AUTO SALES COMPANY, san francisco 



MAX L. ROSENFELD, Pre.ident 



Oakland Branch: 167 Twelfth Street, J. D. BLEDSOE. Manager 



311 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE 



On 

Exhibition 

at Sales 

Rooms 




La Marquise 

Paige-Detroit 

$1700 

f. o. b. San Francisco 



A COLONIAL COUPE OF DIGNITY AND REFINEMENT 

The La Marquise is Built Particularly to Meet the Needs of Particular People 

AS SMOOTH running as an electric, as easy-riding as a Pullman, the La Marquise Paige-Detroit is the finest 
coupe in the American market. The La Marquise is easy to operate; women can control it with the ease and 
effectiveness of the expert chauffeur. It runs quietly and silently with the speed and power of a big touring 
car. The interior is finished in mahogany, green leather and green broadcloth. The seats are extra wide, roomy and 
heavily cushioned. Unusual in a coupe, four passengers may ride in comfort. No detail has been overlooked. 

PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR CAR COMPANY, Detroit, Mich. 

AGENCIES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES 

AUTO SALES COMPANY, D1STRIBUTORS 

MAX L. ROSENFELD, President 311 Golden Gate Avenue. San Francisco 

Oakland Branch: 167 Twelfth Street, J. D.BLEDSOE, Manager 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



RYRBC 

J • THE MIXER • ^ 



PRICE 
$3.00 



Saves 10 to 25 per cent gasolene. Fits 
intake pipe. Spins around at great speed 
and "mixes the mixture." Attached in five 
minutes. Don't have to disturb engine. 
Gyrex increases power and flexibility, snap 
and smoothness of motor. 

THE ROYAL EQUIPMENT CO. 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY COMPANY, Inc. 

Pacific Cossl Distributors 
San Francisco Los Anieles Spokane Fresno Seattle Portland 





Rex Metal Cream 

The King Polish 

Not because it possesses any 
one particular advantage but 
because It possesses all— some 
of them exclusive. 

REX METAL CREAM elves 
maximum service. It goes further 
and gives a more brilliant and dur- 
able polish than any other polish 
on the market. It never scratches 
the metal or Injures the hands 

For Sale By 

CHANSLOR & L\ON MOTOR 

SUPPLY CO. 

501 Golden Gate Avenue 



STROMBERG CARBURETORS 

ECONOMY-POWER— RELIABILITY 
Equip your car with this Renowned Carburetor 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co. 

INC. 

H. D. McCOY, Sec. and Treas. 
Los Angeles San Francisco Seattle Fresno Portland Spokane 



^^ Motor I 



Motor Cars 



The Thomas B. Jeffery Company of California, 285 Geary Street, Sin Francisco 



Alco Proves Its Utility. 

One of the most severe and practical tests ever undertaken 
by a motor truck has just been successfully accomplished by a 
3V2-ton Alco in service for the Adams Express Company of 
Philadelphia. The truck performed continuous duty from Mon- 
day morning, December 18th, until early the morning of De- 
cember 23d, working 24 hours every day, and presenting a 
record of 144 hours of uninterrupted work. In that time it trav- 
eled 589 miles, making 800 stops, which accounts for the low 
mileage. 

From beginning to end the motor never stopped. On the side 
of the truck a large banner was displayed, noting the progress 
of the run, at intervals throughout each day the number of 
hours being designated. The assortment of duties assigned the 
truck was a most comprehensive one, everything conceivable 
being hauled — Christmas gifts and toys, oil paintings, turkeys, 
plants, miscellaneous merchandise, and even a live steer being 
included. 

On almost every trip capacity loads were carried, and each 
day as a demonstration of the truck's versatility the character 
of the service was changed, one day performing collections of 
holiday gifts and then switching to transfer work between the 
express company and the railroad depots. 

During the week more than 1,200 packages, boxes, etc., were 
carried, weighing approximately 450,000 pounds; 800 stops 
were made, and an estimation of the merchandise carried places 
its value at over $300,000. The truck accomplished the work 
of six two-horse teams. 

In economy of operation it easily proved its advantage. The 
average of gasoline consumed was 1 gallon for an hour of ser- 
vice, and of oil 1 quart for about every 6 hours. 



In the early days of the automobile industry, many factories 
followed the policy of "Get the Money" for their product, and 
then letting the buyer look out for himself. This led to the 
common belief that the first cost of the automobile was small 
in comparison to the expense of keeping it up. That day is 
past, and most of the reliable automobile makers of high grade 
motor cars to-day maintain a department which takes care of 
the machines after they are turned over to the purchaser. Jas. 
A. Manning, who has charge of this department for the Knox 
Automobile Company of Springfield, Mass., says : 

"Taking care of customers is now generally admitted to be 
the correct policy. A satisfied customer is the best advertise- 
ment and the direct cause of repeat orders. Many of the so- 
called troubles with automobiles are to-day insignificant, yet 
to the customer they are mountains. 

"Our policy is to have every car looked at by one of our ex- 
perts at least once a month. This expert makes whatever little 
adjustments are necessary, and advises with the chauffeur and 
owner as to the proper care of the machine. In this way we not 
only take care of the machine, but educate both chauffeur and 
customer, which alone brings the best of results. 

"When we get a letter or a wire that a part is wanted, or that 
a car needs attention, whether the call comes day or night, 
we take immediate steps to remedy the trouble. By keeping in 
close touch with our customers, we find it is easy to keep every- 
body satisfied, and the expense is comparatively small." 




Renault 

"The Car," 

New Types at New Prices 

RENAULT FRERES SELLING 
BRANCH, Inc. 



Telephone Market 7038 



RENE J. MARX, Manager for the Pacific Coast 

116-120 VAN NESS AVENUE 



San Francisco 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



31 



WOODWORTH TREADS 

The Protector that Does Not Chafe or Hurt the Tire 




There are many imita- 
tions; moat of them will 
injure a tire more than 
they will save It. 
The Woodworth Treada 
have been on the market 
for years, and have had 
the test of time. 

They are puncture-proof, 
non-sklddlng and will 
save double their cost 
by prolonging the life of 
the tlrei. 

They fit all makes of 
pneumatic tires. Any 
one can apply them. Full 
directions with every 
tread. 

Oet Woodworth Treads, 
forget tire troubles, and 
have your Anti-Skids al- 
ways on the tires. 

Send for circulars giving 
full description and 
prices. 



Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 

Pacific Coast Agents 
H. D. McCoy, Secretary and Treasurer. 



San Francltce 
Portland 



Seattle 
Spokane 



Fresno 

Los Angeles 



"Gabriel" Ten Note 



Musical Horn 




"They listen, then they clear the way, 
To hear the sweet-toned Gabriel play." 

The above Illustration depicts the most elaborate motor horn 
made. Its pleasing notes have made it a great favorite among 
motorists who appreciate the best and want an exclusive signal. 
It's the horn de luxe of the well known and reliable "Gabriel" line. 




AUTOMATIC 
Wind Shield Cleaner 



So easy to see the road during rain and snow storms if your wind- 
shield Is equipped with a "Gabriel" Cleaner. It's worth its weight 
In gold if you value safety and comfort when motoring. 

PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS: 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply- 
Company 



SAN FRANCISCO 



FRESNO 



LOS ANGELES 



IF YOU WOULD INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR ENGINE, USE 

HARMS 

t*am MAjm-i«e u».«rr orr. 

OILS 

The life and efficiency of an automobile engine depends largely on pro- 
per lubrication. HARRIS OILS lubricate, burn up and disappear. They 
give maximum lubricating efficiency. 

Over a quarter of a century in the manufacture of lubricants stands 
back of every drop of HARRIS OILS. You don't have to take chances 
with an experimental product. 

Try HARRIS OILS. Purchase a trial can. Prove to your own satis- 
faction that they will really increase the efficiency of your car. 

Sold in gallon and five gallon sealed cans and in barrels 




A. W. HARRIS OIL COMPANY 



326 South Water Street 
PROVIDENCE, R. I. 



66 W*ba»h Avenue 
CHICAGO. ILL. 



PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY CO.mc 

H. D. M9COV, Sec & Treas. 
LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE FRESNO PORTLAND SPOKANE 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



WHEN BUYING 

RAJAH SPARK PLUCS 

"INSIST ON THE GENUINE" 

Don't accept cheap imitations — spark plugs similar 

in appearance but made of cheap material 

and construction. 

SEE THAT THE SHELL AND PORCELAIN IS STAMPED 

" RAJAH " 

PACIFIC COAST AGENTS, 

Hughson & Merton, inc. 

544 Van Ness Avenue 



At the urgent request of the officials of the Pacific Highway 
Association, the Cadillac Pathfinder will cross the International 
boundary line but once. The route will leave Los Angeles and 
follow the course of the Los Angeles to Phoenix race to Phoenix 
with the exception that at El Centro the car will head north to 
Brawley, and then follow the Ail-American road from Brawley 
to Yuma. The first stop was at San Diego, where the car was 
met by Rufus Choate, cecretary to the Chamber of Commerce of 
San Diego, and escorted to the city limits. Yuma was the first 
resting point. 

To Southern Califomians, the road from Los Angeles to Phoe- 
nix, across the Coachella desert, or the southerly road through 
Devil's Canyon, is about the worst thing in the highway line, 
but the trail from Nogales to the City of Mexico is said by min- 
ing men to be impassable for any kind of vehicle. There are 
mountains to be crossed that only horses with riders have ever 
been known to negotiate, and mule paths across quicksands are 
numerous; rivers where bridges or ferries are unknown. From 
below the level of the sea, the Cadillac will be obliged to climb 
mountains five, six and seven thousand feet in height. 

The equipment of an automobile for such a strenuous trip has 
taken considerable thought on the part of T. J. Beaudet. The 
finished product is worthy the efforts. The important part of 
the equipment is the tires. After years of experience on the 
desert and in automobile races, Beaudet has equipped the Cadil- 
lac with Morgan & Wright brand of United States tires, Nobby 
Treads on the rear and plain treads on the front. 



Rapid progress is being made in the development of the vana- 
dium fields of New Mexico, according to Charles Splitdorf, of 
the magneto house of that name. This metal, which is now 
known to be so valuable in the manufacture of steel, is found in 
large quantities in Sierra County, New Mexico. The discovery 
of vanadium in the United States was made as far back as 1884, 
but its real value was not known until recently. Deposits of 
vanadium bearing ores stretching two and three miles in length 
have been discovered in the new American field. 



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KNOX MODEL R-45" TOURING CAR, 7-PASSENGER 

For those who want the utmost In automobile luxury — Immense reserve power for speed and hills, ample room for 
solid comfort, easy riding qualities of the very smoothest and the last word In beauty of design— the 1912 Knox models 
have no superior. 

The equipment Is In keeping with the car the best appointed equipment, we believe, of any car manufactured. 

"Everything but the State License" 

RELIANCE AUTOMOBILE COMPANY 



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January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



At the Fourth National Good Roads Convention, held under 
the auspices of the American Auto Association at Washington 
during January, the principal question to be discussed will be 
Federal Aid for Improved Highways. This is of considerable 
importance to California, for should the Federal aid be secured, 
cross continental highways would be built, opening California 
to the large number of automobile tourists who will come to 
the Coast for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. 

Realizing the importance of this fact, Governor Johnson has 
appointed Wm. L. Hughson, President of the Standard Motor 
Car Company, to represent California at the Convention. Mr. 
Hughson is well versed on this subject, and his appointment 
has met with universal approval. 

Delegates representing the forty-two different State organiza- 
tions and the 315 loc2l automobile clubs that make up the 
A. A. A., will be present. Many States will be represented ' 
officially by delegates named by their Governors, and many 
Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce will also send 
delegates. Senators and Representatives have promised to at- 
tend the sessions, and a considerable proportion of those who 
have introduced the measures will speak on the subject of Fed- 
eral aid, explaining their various bills for this purpose. San 
Francisco will also be represented at this convention by Mr. 
Hughson. 

Mr. Hughson left for the East last week, and after spending 
several days at the New York Automobile Show, will proceed 
to the convention at Washington. 

* * * 

The Michelin Tire Company, 308 Van Ness avenue, has re- 
ceived a large quantity of guide books for use of motorists who 
contemplate touring abroad. These books are compiled and 
kept up-to-date by the Michelin Tire Company of Clermont-Fer- 
rand, France, who have a special department for looking after 
this work throughout Europe. They contain a unique and most 
perfect system of road maps. Each map clearly shows all rail- 
road stations, post-offices, telegraph offices, etc. They also in- 
dicate towns in which there are garages, machine shops, plants 
for charging batteries, etc. The topographical signs, in addi- 
tion to indicating the direction to be taken, show all dangerous 
turns, grades, etc. The local Michelin branch is now in a posi- 



Mosler 



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'are the best 
A.R.MoslerfirCo. 

1 63 W. 29 T -= St.NewYorikCity, N.Y. 



tion to supply these guide books for the following countries : 
France, British Isles, Germany, Spain and Portugal, the Alps 
and some of the sunny countries, including North America. No 
charge is made for them. 

The Michelin Tire Company maintains a special touring office 
at 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, S. W. London, and another at 97 
Boulevard Pereire, Paris, France, where information and expert 
personal advice regarding touring in any part of the world may 
be obtained. 



On the stroke of twelve o'clock as the new year was being 
born, a Cadillac "30," driven by T. J. Beaudet, started from 
Los Angeles to blaze a highway from Los Angeles to the City 
of Mexico. With no more "worlds to conquer," in the United 
States, as far as road pioneering is concerned, Don Lee has 
chosen the hardest stunt an automobile ever has been put to. 
The path-finding expedition will be under the auspices of the 
Pacific. Highway Association, of which J. S. Mitchell is the 
vice-president for Southern California. The Pacific Highway 
Association is an organization composed of representative men 
in every county of every State on the Pacific Coast and in Brit- 
ish Columbia, and has as its object the blazing of a highway 
from the northernmost point of America down the west coast 
to Cape Horn. With the blazing of the road from Los Angeles 
to the City of Mexico, the Pacific Highway will be mapped a 
distance of more than four thousand miles. It is twenty-three 
thousand miles to Mexico City. 

Officiating at the start of the Cadillac from the Hollenbeck 
Hotel were John S. Mitchell, Dr. Fred Howland, Dick Ferris, 
Don Lee and Senor Francisco Martinez Baca, Mexican Consul. 




A 30 horsepower motor— a big five passenger touring body— center control — 
fore-doors— selective transmission— fitted with F & S bearings— pure aluminum 
crank and gear casing— model L Schebler carburetor— pressed steel frame— are a 
few of the facts that make this $900 automobile the equal of most any $1250 
car on the market. 

The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio 




Five Passenger, Fore-Door Touring Car, $900 

Wheel base 106 Inches; motor 4x4' 2 ; horsepower 30: Splltdorf magneto; transmission selective. 3 speeds and reverse; F. & S. ball bearings; 
tires 32x3' . Q. D.; 3 oil lamps, 2 gas lamps and generator. Complete set of tools. 

J. W. LEAVITT & COMPANY 

PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS 

San Francisco Seattle Portland Los Angeles 



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34 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



ST. FRANCIS GARAGE 

Under the Management of the 

FRANCIS BROS. AUTO RENTAL CO. 

Announce the Opening of One of the Finest and Most 
Up-To-Date Garages in the City. 



Conveniently located 



POST STREET, bet. Polk and Van Ness 
Phone Sutter 1010 
Thoroughly Fire-Proof, Situated in a Class A Building 
Inspection Invited 1912 G-CYL1NDER PEERLESS FOR HIRE 



Kelly - Springfield 

TIRES 

For Automobiles, Trucks, Carriages 
A TIRE WITH A REPUTATION 

Consolidated Rubber Tire Company 



489 Golden Gate Ave., 
near Polk St. 



CHAS. W. FLINT 
Pacific Coast Manager 



Guarantee Battery Co. 


630 Van Ness Ave. 


1625 Pacific Ave. 


Phone Franklin 2772 


PHONES: 




Franklin 1510 C 4760 


"jSlibe" BATTERIES 


High Grade 


Batteries Charged and 


ELECTRIC 


Overhauled 


VEHICLE 


Automobile Wiring 
Electric Accessories 


GARAGE 


Electrobola Head and 


Expert Exclusive 


Side-Lights 


Electrical Vehicle Charging 


Coil Repairing 


and Repairing 



FISK 

TIRES 



"THE STANDARD 

OF QUALITY" 

Made to fit 
all Style rims 

For Sale by All Dealers 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AGAINST 

Fire, Theft, and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States, Canada, and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD 

PACIFIC BRANCH— 514 California Street, San Francisco 



Firestone 

TIRES AND DEMOUNTABLE RIMS 
THE FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO. Cor. Vin Ness and Fulloo. Ssn Fr«ncisco 



Tips to Automobilists 

(CUT THIS OUT.) 
The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

SAN MATEO COUNTY. 
NORTH OF BELMONT.— Cypress Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy our little forest. Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAS. P. HOWKE, Prop. 

REDWOOD CITY— REDWOOD CITY GARAGE, 701 Mound St. Miller 
Paulsen, Prop. Vulcanizing, gasoline and oils. Complete machine shop. 
Repairs and all work guaranteed. Tel. Black 293. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 
SANTA CLARA.— SANTA CLARA GARAGE. C. P. Palt; E. C. Molltor. 
Home of the Marion. Autos for hire. Gasoline and oil, and all kinds of 
sundries and repairs. Phone: S. C. 93. 1049-51 Washington St., Santa 
Clara, Cal. Always ready. 

SAN JOSE. — Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladies In connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and St. James Sts. 

SAN JOSE.— Lamolle Grill, 36-38 North First street The best French 
dinner In California, 76 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties given 
particular attention. 

SAN JOSE— WALLACE BROS." GARAGE. Market and St. James 
street. 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladles. Repairing, sundries, renting. Ffre proof garage. Day and nlgbt 
service. Rambler, Oakland and Hupmoblle agencies. (See under Stockton.) 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson, Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar In connection. Newly furnished throughout. Telephone 
Main 861. 

GILROY.— FOWLER'S GARAGES (one on North Main street; the other 
near S. P. Depot.) Phones Main 463 and Main 1093. Rent cars at all hours. 
Tires and Sundries in stock; gasoline, oil, repairing, lathe work, vul- 
canizing. Open day and night. 

LOS GATOS— GEM CITY GARAGE. Automobiles for hire. Auto sup- 
plies; machine and gas-engine work a specialty. Main street, rear Lyndon 
Hotel, Los Gatos, Cal. Phone Los Gatos 82. W. II. Main. 

SANTA CRUZ. — Bull's Fire-proof Garage. 269 Pacific avenue. 6 and 7 
passenger autos for hire. Auto sundries and repairing. Phone 269. 

MONTEREY COUNTY. 
SALINAS.— COOPER'S GARAGE. Phillips & Rossi, Props. Phone Main 
56. No. 320 Main street. Open day and nlghL Expert repairing. Supplies. 
Gasoline and oils. Two rent cars. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. 
SAN LUIS OBISPO.— CALIFORNIA GARAGE. A. Luchessa, Proprie- 
tor. Dealer in Automobiles and Bicycles. Repairs and supplies. Every- 
thing complete. Building fire-proof. 879-881 Higuera SL. San Luis 
Obispo, Cal. Phone 789 R. 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. 
SANTA MARIA.— SANTA MARIA GARAGE. W. L. Donnelly, Prop. 
Phones, Main 1861; Home 41. General automobile work; gasoline, oil, 
sundries, tires, etc. All work guaranteed. Night phone Sunset Main 340. 

LOS OLIVOS— MATTEI'S TAVERN. Felix Mattel, Prop. Finest hunt- 
ing and fishing in season. Headquarters for sportsmen and automobile 
parties. Mountain trout served at meals during season. 

SANTA BARBARA.— MISSION GARAGE, 121:1-23 State St., near Arling- 
ton Hotel. E. G. Hayward, Prop. The finest fire proof garage in Southern 
California. Automobile supplies, repair shop. Open day and night. 
Phones, Home 2243; Pacific 191. Rent and touring cars. 

SONOMA COUNTY. 
PETALUMA— PETALUMA GARAGE. Sparks & Murphy, Proprietors. 
(Successors to McNear Garage.) General machine work. Supplies, re- 
pairing and auto livery; lubricating oils and gasoline. First-class ac- 
commodations for ladies. Corner Third and C streets. Tel. Petaluma t, 
California. 

LAKE COUNTY. 
LAKEPORT— LAKEVTEW HOTEL, leading and best-appointed hotel 
In town. Headquarters for automobile touring parties and commercial 
men. Phone Main 1. Geo. Beebe, Pro p., Lakeport. Cal. See him— that's all. 

LAKEPORT.— LAKEPORT GARAGE. Vulcanizing, batteries charged, 
gasoline and lubricants. First-class machine work. One block from 
Postofflce. F. E. Watklns. Prop. Phone Main 521. 



Vulcanizing 



PEART & ELKINGTON 



Phone Market 6370. 



42 Van Ness Avenue. 



San Francisco, Cal. 



EASTERN REPAIR CO. 

Telephones: Market 1254 Home S 2631 J. 'WILLIAMS 

Repairers of AUTO RADIATORS AND LAMPS 

HOODS. FENDERS. DUST PANS MANUFACTURED. 
AND ALL KINDS OF SHEET METAL 

675 Golden tote Avenue. ne,r Frinklin San Francisco 



FOR SALE. — Autocar Runabout, with top, lamps and generator, In good 
condition. Price $160. Apply 21 Sutter street 



MARMON 



is a better car 



Havvxhurst & Kennedy 

StS Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



35 



Champion Wind Shield Manufacturing Company 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

-^acturers^f GLASS FRONTS FOR AUTOMOBILES 

QUALITY STRENGTH SIMPLICITY 

Absolutely Guaranteed 



If you want to prolong the life 
of your engine, 

If you want to eliminate smoke 
and carbon, 
1» If rp t-~v j If you want to reduce your oil 

Mol oRoL ™ 

Use MoToRoL 
"It suits because it doesn't soot'' 

Hughson & Merton, Inc. 
544 Van Ness Ave. 
San Francisco. Cal. 


The Tough White 
Tread is not affect- 
ed by extremely hot 
temperature or 
POODRIPH blistering sands. 

TIRES THE B - F - goodr'ch 

CO., of California 
HI Market Street, San Francisco 


THE DufTey Bros. Motor 
DURABLE Truck Co - 

DAYTON TRUCK * 133-35 Market Street 

San Francisco 


GOODYEAR Factory Branch 

THE GOODYEAR TIRE AND 

NO RIM CUT RUBBER CO. 

I R ES j6i-36j Golden Gate Avenue 
San Francisco, Cal. 


j, ^ -~* « /r?D We make Quality Springs for auto- 

rivJCrVtlrx mobiles onlv, combining Lightness, 

Easy Riding, i trenfcth. Als.> the besl 

AIIVII IADV CDD1MT Shock Absorber on the market, one 

*\UAILIAr\l Orr\llNvJ thatneverneedsaJjustinEOrrepairini?. 

Write to us tor information about ■ • u r 
miUDAMV guaranteed spring. All orders given 
LUInrftnl prompt attention. 

18 Fell St.. San Francisco 


Machinists and Engineers 

I/CCMAM DD/^C Automobile Repairing a Specialty 
KCClNAlN DlxUO. J50 Golden Gate Avenue, bet. Hyde 

and Laikln Streets 
Phones: Franklin 68a). Home J aoia 


prv-prppT-t P. J. KRUG 
J -""- i - J - ,AV - L 426-431 Golden Gate Ave. 
a TT m/Mir/-irtTT T~» San Francisco 
AUTOMOJBlL-irL Woodworkinn, Blacksmithine 

and every known repair for 
P>ATMTTT\rrr the automobile 
rAiiN - 1 J-J-^VJ A „ Work Guaranteed 


PENNSYLVANIA TheJ * T - McTarnahan Tire and 

VACUUM CUP Vul " nizing Co - 

van Ness Avenue 
1 IK to are San Francisco Distributors 


FREE FROM CARBON 

PANHARD E. H. 4 B. I. BIEE 

<-~v T T 643 Golden Gate Ave. 
^S ■*■ -• — ' San Francisco. Cal. 


Al 1TO TOP Au '° To P s ' ^ eat Covers, Lamp 

f rs, Etc 

MANUFACTURING LOUIS ,. CARL 

r^OMPAlNJY 426-431 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco. Cal. 


Call and Investigate 
IxcLLY - 1\.AL>I IN D chanslor & lyon motor 

SUPPLY CO. 

|[YCO Sot Golden Gate Avenue 
San Francisco. Cal. 


p.| i ll/-V[i|r\ Give Greatesf Mileage 
Ult\lY\\J[\LJ THE DIAMOND RUBBER CO. 

of New York 

| IrVto C. E. Mathews.n. Pacific Coast Mgr. 
San Franciico. Cal. 


New Things For The .Motorist 
MOHRICl and the Best 

/ ~ -, S*« Golden Gate Avenue 
DKUO. San Francisco, Cal. 


PAf~l£Tli~ The Largest Autom. .pile Repair Shop 
A 1 !-r/~>»l/~vDll rr ALL WORK t.lARANTEED 

AUTOMOB LE . 

-,__, San Ir 

EXCHANGE correja cars 


REMY REMY ELECTRIC CO. 
»« a /-tnrx/-> t TO Golden Gate Ave. 
MAGNETO San Francisco. Cal. 


CARLOAD These Auto Tires Just Received 
Selling at Very 1 
HIUH L.LA W. D. NEWERF RUBBER CO. 

SECONDS 



36 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



"It is interesting to note the performance of the cars in the 
Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize races as compared with that 
of the modern, up-to-date locomotive," states General Manager 
M. J. Hammers, of the Abbott Motor Company, who a few 
years ago conducted an exhaustive series of efficiency and 
speed tests on the passenger type of locomotives in the govern- 
ment mail service of the Illinois Central Railroad. "A loco- 
motive running on a comparatively straight steel track reaches 
a maximum speed of somewhere in the neighborhood of 90 
miles per hour, and averages less than 60 miles per hour on the 
limited runs, and does this for a distance of about 100 to 140 
miles, when it is taken into the roundhouse and completely 
overhauled before making another run. The two Abbott-De- 
troit 'forty-four' cars, after completing the Vanderbilt Cup race 
of 289 miles, wuh but one stop for fuel and oil, were, within 
two hours' time, officially turned over to the technical com- 
mittee, and declared ready for the Grand Prize race. This, a 
distance of 411 miles, they finished with but one stop each for 
fuel and oil, no tire changes having been made in either race, 
making a total of 700 miles in both races without being over- 
hauled in any way, and on an angular course 17.14 miles long, 
with 21 turns. The maximum speed of these cars was 91 miles 
per hour, and the average for the entire distance 64.2 miles per 
hour. This is a remarkable performance for a thoroughly 
stock car, regardless of price or class, and for continuous, con- 
sistent performance exceeds that of any other team entered in 
both races." 

* * * 

Word comes from Indianapolis that at the speedway they al- 
ready are preparing for the big race, and, despite the cold 
weather, the National team is testing out the new speed mod- 
els. Howard Wilcox has been making laps of the two and one- 
half mile distance in one minute thirty-seven seconds, which 
is equivalent to ninety-three miles an hour, a pace which he has 
held for several consecutive laps. Wilcox has discovered that 
the turns on the brick track can be taken at the rate of better 
than seventy-five miles an hour without a skid, and Wilcox 
thinks it would be possible to make this ninety miles an hour 
without in the least endangering himself or the car. 

* * * 

The Mitchell 1% ton truck is the newest in the commercial 
vehicle line to reach San Francisco. The Osen & Hunter Com- 
pany, California, distributor of the Mitchell cars, received the 
first model and is expecting the arrival of a 2 l / 2 ton truck and a 
1500 light delivery wagon. Manager O. C. McFarland of the 
company says : 

"The Mitchell factory has been experimenting with the motor 
driven truck for four years, and now is in a position to turn out 
a perfect commercial wagon. The Mitchell company has been 
building road vehicles since 1832, and certainly should know 
what is needed. The lVs ton truck is a 30 h. p. vehicle, with 
the engine, differential and transmission of the unit type." 



Mr. Campen, of the Normandin-Campen Carriage Co., the 
agents for Chalmers cars in San Jose, was in the city lately, and 
took delivery of two of the new model "36" self-starting Chal- 
mers cars. "We have sold more Chalmers cars in the last four 
months," said Mr. Campen, "than we did all during last season. 
The public is beginning to realize the various differences that 
exist in automobiles, and we find it much easier now to convince 
a customer that there is a big difference. We expect 1912 to 
be our banner season." 

* * » 

A forty horsepower Buick touring car has just been pur- 
chased from the Howard Automobile Company by Mr. Aber- 
nathy for his young sons, who have achieved so much distinc- 
tion recently by their long trips alone on horseback. These 
two boys, Louie, aged nine, and Tempo, aged five years, have 
just completed a ride on horseback from New York to San 
Francisco, having covered the distance literally from ocean to 
ocean in sixty-two days. 

* * * 

For Sale.— 1910 Winton Automobile. Perfect condition ; 

fully equipped. Warner Speedometer; top; glass front; clock; 
tire irons; trunk rack; Prest-o-Lite tank; electric and oil lamps; 
two horns — bulb and electric; two tire covers; two extra tires; 
two extra tubes. Address, Owner, 21 Sutter Street. 'Phone 
Kearny 3594. 




PRESTO-LITE 

The Light Universal 



- 



''a 




Makers of — 

Prest-l '-i-itr 

<;as Tank. 
Frest-O-Tlre 

Tube. 

Prest-O-Tire 

Tank. 
Prest-O -Welder 
Prest-O- Carbon 

Remover. 
Prest-O -Starter. 



Over 350.1100 wise automobile 
owners use it. 

Over 15.000 dealers handle it. 
Why? 

Because Prest-O-Iiite really Is 

the only s:UV, efficient and eco- 
nomical UgjhJJpg system for the 
automobile or motorcycle. 

If your ear is not equipped with 
it. don't take further chance? 
driving at night without it. 

And l!R SURE your new car 
has Prest-O-Lite. If it hasn't. 
Insist! 

Ask for full information from 
any of our branches. Our San 
Francisco branch will gladly test 
out your pipe lines. 



The Prest-O-Lite Co. 

218 E. South St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Branch Office: 58 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, Cal. 
Exchange Agencies Everywhere 




Be Wise ! 

Use^ 

Shawmuf 

Tires. 

The Tires That Have Proved Best 




Territory open for 
a few active agents 

Write today 



Tansey-Crowe Auto Supply 

345 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



37 



HE AID'S BUSINESS COLLEGE. 

"Get a Heald's Education" has long been a very popular slo- 
gan among the young folk ambitious to acquire a thorough and 
adequate commercial education, and the recent extraordinary 
expansion in school room accommodations of Heald's Business 
College is occular proof that it is easily leading the way in its 
field of endeavor. The college has outgrown two big buildings 
within five years. A magnificent new building with the very 
latest facilities and conveniences has just been completed for 
the popular institution at the corner of McAllister and Polk 
streets. The structure occupies 45,000 square feet of floor 
space (an acre), which is thousands of feet larger than any 
other college of the kind in the West. The rooms are constructed 
for the comfort and convenience of the students while pursuing 
their various courses, and are furnished with the best heat, light 
and equipment that expert educational experience can suggest. 
The building is a model of its kind, and will long be the stand- 
ard on the Pacific Coast. This commodious structure gives 
the casual visitor only one point of the "Heald Idea," for there 
are ten large Heald colleges distributed in as many of the larger 
towns in California and Nevada. Like all live modern com- 
mercial ideas, the "Heald Idea" of a business education is so 
big in a sound commercial way that it necessarily and naturally 
seeks expression through expansion. 

This new college building, attractive and serviceable as it is, 
is only the outer side, the material side of the real Heald's 
Business College. Far more important is the corps of enthu- 
siastic and capable instructors which the management has 
gradually assembled after forty-eight years of patient and care- 
ful selection. They are the ones who infuse that indefinable 
spirit into the student which stamps him in the commercial 
world as an efficient worker in his calling. Each of these in- 
structors is an expert in his or her particular line, and their 
combined efforts in the various departments have endowed the 
college with that enviable and distinct reputation it enjoys with 
the commercial world and with its graduates. A diploma from 
Heald's is generally recognized as a passport to any firm seek- 
ing office help, and a graduate is ever loyal to the institution 
which confers on him a recognized Al rank of efficiency in his 
course at the college. The reason for the efficiency is simple : 
the education of any student in a full business course, or in 
electrical, mining, civil, mechanical, gas, steam and automobile 
engineering, begins at the very foundation, and step by step he 
advances till the complete field is thoroughly covered. Theory 
is valuable in acquiring the principles in any vocation, but it is 
an old adage that practice makes perfect, and at Heald's the 
student is not allowed to escape this rule. At every turn he is 
brought face to face with practice, till he is thoroughly ac- 
quainted with every detail of his work. He is made a member 
of a real bank in the college; he becomes a member of a busi 
ness firm, he signs leases, drafts, deeds, etc., just as if he were 
conducting a real business; and as a student engineer he is 
called upon to do real engineering work and grapple with the 
tools and problems just as he would if he owned a shop in his 
own home town and was called upon by a customer to attend to 
a job. The management, in its efforts to crown its work with 
the final touches of personal efficiency, goes even further than 
this, for individual instruction is given pupils in the engineering 
classes in order to advance them rapidly, and they are allowed 
to select such studies as they desire. The plan in this depart- 
ment is to afford the student the greatest good in the shortest 
time. For those who wish to attend during the evening hours, 
night classes are provided. The theory of the management is 
to teach students to work. The motto of the school is "Everybody 
works here" — works at a business education in a level-headed, 
practical way, thereby acquiring the very best training and men- 
tal equipment to conduct him along the shortest road to business 
success, and at the same time bestow on him a reasonable 
standing in the community. 



"Speaking of etiquette, did you send the dollar for those 

advertised instructions on 'What to do at table?'" "Yes." 
"And what did you get?" "A slip with one word printed on it: 
'Eat.' " — Boston Transcript. 



"L'Aiglon," one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, 

is now known under the name of "New Delmonico." The owners 
who, by the wav, formerly conducted the Maison Tortoni, 
have decided that the present name is a handicap on ac- 
count of the difficultv of pronouncing and memorizing it. The 
"New Delmonico" will be conducted under the same manage- 
ment as "L'Aiglon," which opened recently at 362 Geary street. 



"Girls, 

Use 
Polarine ! 

'It is the best 
automobile oil made/' 

More women motorists are 
running their own cars now 
than ever before. 

That is because a good 
car is so safe and easy to run. 

But do you know the se- 
cret of this easy running ? 

Proper lubrication. 

And the secret of proper 
lubrication is POLARINE 
OIL. 

Polarine keeps a car in tip- 
top condition, as nothing else 
will. 

It leaves no carbon depos- 
its. With Polarine there are 
no fouled spark-plugs and 
faulty ignition — no " mon- 
keying" with the engine ana 
soiling of hands and dress. 

Use Polarine Oil in your 
car. Miss Motor Girl. It does 
all the work and leaves you 
all the fun. 

Write for our Polarine 
booklet; free, pott-paul; 
any agency. 

Standard Oil Company 

(Incorporated I 



"Always There/ 

Once again this fact has been demonstrated by the 
winning of the famous Los Angeles-Phoenix road 
race by the Splitdorf Equipped National 40, driven 
by Harvey Herrlck. 

Not only did Splitdorf Equipped cars win this great 
race, but they took third and fourth places, also 
being equipment on the Midland and Bulck cars that 
placed in this order. 

This was not all: In the track races held at Phoenix 
on November 9th, out of seven races Splitdorf 
Equipped cars took SIX FIRSTS, FOUR SECONDS. 
AND THREE THIRDS. 



4 

4 

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Issist Upos SfLTTDORF EQUIPMENT 



Write for cauktfn? 



C. F. SPLITDORF 

Pacific Coast Branch 430 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 



I 



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38 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 13, 1912. 



Dr. Lyon's 

PERFECT 

Tooth Powder 

neutralizes the destructive acids of the 
mouth — c 1 e a n s e s , preserves and beau- 
tifies the teeth, and imparts purity 
and fragrance to the breath. 



For Dandruff and all Scalp Diseases 
HI A. F. COSGROVE 

SPECIALIST 

Diseases of the Hair and Scalp, at 

COSGROVE'S HAIR STORE 

239 POWELL STREET 



THE LATEST STYLES IN 

Choice Woolens 

H. S. BRIDGE & CO., Merchant Tailors 
108-110 Saner Street French Bank Bide 



Murphy Grant & Company 

Wholesale Dry Goods Furnishing Goods 

Notions White Goods Laces 



N. E. comer Bush and Sansome Streets, San Francisco. 



Valuable 


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In 


format 


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Phones: Kearny 892 J 153f 




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37-45 First Street San Francisco Phones: Sutter 2230 J 3221 
Private F . Tph a n ce Conneotinz ail Departments 



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AftMtarft IHtefc 



(Continued from Page 9.) 

permission to put the card in the invitations from any one on 
this green earth." 

Athelbert pondered this. 

"That's where the hustlin' comes in," he said, at length. 

"I should say so!" I said, and I meant it. Athelbert seemed to 
hesitate. 

"I say!" he said. "Are you married?" 

I had to laugh. Athelbert laughed, too. Then he became 
serious. 

"Want to try it on the dog, do you?" I asked. "Well, excuse 
me." 

"Now, I say!" said Athelbert, and he launched into a talk 
about the advantage of getting my wedding invitations engraved 
and mailed free of charge such as should have convinced any 
one. I never imagined Athelbert had the talk in him that 
poured out upon me. Nine or ten times he really had me con- 
vinced, and then I would think of the bride to be, and her par- 
ents, and I would come to with a shock. The thing was utterly 
absurd. 

"It will not do, Grey," I said. "People will not have it. No 
bride will. Her wedding is the one time she isn't thinking of 
cash — or pretends not to be — and she would not have an ad- 
vertisement put in her announcements for a million dollars." 

"That's too much, you know," he said, seriously. "I couldn't 
pay it. That's two hundred thousand pounds." 

"I know what I'm talking about," I assured him. "Take my 
girl, for example. She's a sweet girl, and would do anything to 
oblige a friend, but if you were the best friend she had in the 
world, she would not consider such a proposition for one second. 
No, sir!" 

"Jove, now!" said Athelbert, "and I thought you Americans 
were all for money!" 

"Then you've got something to learn," I said. "We're partly 
for show and style." 

Athelbert mussed his hair, and creased his brow. 

"Jove!" he said. "You have tangled my idea all up, old chap. 
I've got to hustle on this a bit, I see." 

"Or drop it. That's what I'd do," I told him. 

I could see how the idea must have grown on him, sitting 
there with hi? feet in the air. It must have seemed to have 
unlimited possibilities. You know how wedding announcements 
are sent out — you order three hundred or a thousand, and send 
one to each man and woman you can think of — and the number 
could be multiplied almost indefinitely. Given a wedding, and 
Athelbert could have gone right through the city directory if he 
wished, sending the announcement to every man in New York. 
People get announcements from couples they have trouble in 
remembering. Happy bridegrooms take the printed lists of the 
members of their clubs, and send the announcements to one and 
all, dead or alive. Any man will receive an announcement, and, 
if he does not remember the names of the marrying couple, feels 
an extra touch of pride. It is the subtlest compliment to be re- 
membered by one you do not remember. That is why confidence 
men have such easy work. 

After that interview, I saw Athelbert almost daily. 

"Jove!" he said, when I saw him next. "If some chap set 
the style, it would go swimmin'ly. If I could get a Vandergould 
or a Belderbilt to let me send some cards, every one would be 
crazy to do it." 

"You have hit the true New York spirit," I told him. 

"But hustlin' wouldn't get me the right from the Vander- 
gould's," he said. 

"Honestly," I said, "I don't believe it would!" 

"I know it wouldn't," he said. "I tried it. For a shillin' I 
would have my girl come over and marry her, to set the thing 
goin'." 

"Would she permit it?" I asked. 

"There you are!" he said. "She wouldn't. She's only a cheese- 
monger's daughter, but they're the sort that stick out for form, 
don't you see?" 

"And you want to -emember," I said, "we are all cheese- 
mongers or cheesemongers' daughters in America." 

The next time I saw him he was beaming. 

"I say!" he exclaimed. "I've got it, you know! A matri- 
monial agency." 



January 13, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



39 



"Dropped the wedding announcement idea, did you?" I 
asked. 

"Well, rawther not!" he said reproachfully that I should have 
thought such a thing. "That's part of it. I'll start a matrimonial 
agency, don't you see, and have no fees. Bring the lovin' hearts 
together without charge, what? No charge at all, only I have 
the right to slip an advertisin' card into the announcements. Do 
you get me ?" 

"I do," I said. "Only, if you are going to run a matrimonial 
agency, it would pay better to run it as that. Personally, I don't 
think matrimonial agencies are very reputable." 

"Bringin' two happy souls together," said Athelbert. 

"They may be happy souls when you bring them together," I 
said, "but what are they going to be afterward? I don't like 
the idea. It's all sordid. Old Man Broken-down with a sock 
full of gold after Miss Foolish, or Old Miss Undesirable with 
a stocking full of greenbacks after Young Simpleton. Sort of 
'Bless you, my children; go and be miserable.'" 

"It is a nawsty mess, isn't it?" said Athelbert, the disgust 

showing on his frank countenance, and I knew that idea would 

go no further. 

• * - * • * # * 

Athelbert had been in New York a year — hustling — and his 
great idea seemed no nearer fruition than the day he landed, 
when, looking through my mail one morning, I found one of 
those suspiciously plump and refined envelopes that invariably 
betoken a wedding invitation or a wedding announcement. 

"Who's married now?" I questioned myself, and opened the 
envelope. Inside was the second envelope, and inside that the 
announcement : 

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. P. Caesonius 

have the honor of 

announcing the marriage of their daughter 

Calpurnia 

to 

Mr. Caius Julius Caesar 

on Monday, the ninth of January 

Fifty-nine, B. C. 

at Rome, Italy. 

"This is Athelbert!" I said, with a laugh. "He has been 

hustling," and I looked at one of the cards inclosed. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Caesar 

Will be at home after the first of February. 

Hillcrest, Rome, Italy. 

"Very clever, Athelbert!" I laughed, and looked at the other 
inclosure. It was a card as neatly engraved as the announce- 
ment itself: 

Don't miss seeing 

Mr. James McCullough and Miss Rosalind Grimm 

in 

Mr. William Shakespeare's play, 

"Julius Caesar," 

at the 

Internationa! Theatre, 

Forty-second Street at Broadway, New York. 

Now playing. 

Of course I dropped across to see Athelbert immediately, 
but there was a slip of paper on his door: "Back in Five Min- 
utes." I went down to the corridor, and waited ten. The slip 
was still on the door when I went up again, but Athelbert had 
not returned, and I was moving toward the elevator when Athel- 
bert dashed out of it, and came across the intervening space like 
a shot out of a gun. His straw hat was on the back of his head, 
his hands were full of papers, and he was perspiring like a por- 
poise. 

"Oh, I say, old chap!" he cried, when he saw me, and was 
unlocking the door of his office at the same time with one hand 
and trying to pull off his coat with the other. "You're iust the 
man I want to see. Who did Pharaoh marry ?" 

"Pharaoh?" I asked. "Who's Pharaoh?" 

"That Egyptian chap that had the plague, you know," said 
Athelbert, as he slammed up the top of his desk and began 
opening papers like a madman. "Old Pharaoh. Got to have 
his wife's name. Oh, I say, did you get the Caesar th; 

"I did," I told him. "And it is cli 

"But look at this," said Athelbert. and he dug a paper out of 
the mess on his desk. I opened it. 

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reached out his hand and jerked it away from me, and a blush 
mingled with the moisture on his face. 

"Jove, no!" he said. "That's the letter I'm writin' to the 
cheesemonger's daughter, tellin' her to come over. Haven't 
had time to finish it yet. Here, this is it." 

It was another beautifully engraved wedding announcement. 
It said that Mr. and Mrs. Tascher De La Pagerie had the honor 
of announcing the marriage of their daughter, Marie Josephine 
Rose to Mr. Napoleon Bonaparte, March 9, 1796, at Pans, 
France. One of the inclosed cards called polite attention to the 
Little Corporal Suspenders, for sale at all haberdashers. I 
laughed. 

"But I say, you know!" said Athelbert. "Hustlm pays. Look 
at these!" 

He handed me a bunch of contracts as thick as my_ hand. 1 
saw at once that if Athelbert did not run out of historical char- 
acters, he wa? iioing tc make a good thing out of "hustlin'," in 
America. He had sold the wedding announcements rights in 
good old Sir James Mackintosh to a raincoat manufacturer, and 
Cleopatra to an Egyptian cigarette maker, and Madame Pom- 
padour to a false-hair dealer. Christopher Columbus was sold 
to the maker of the Discoverer cigar, and Oliver Cromwell to 
the maker of the Protector Dress Shield. Athelbert was evi- 
dently doing a rushing business. 

"Good work, Grey," I said, as I handed him back the con- 
tracts. 

"Oh, hustlin' pays!" he said. "Who did Pharaoh marry?" 
"I give it up," I said. "What does it matter ? What have you 
sold him for?" 

"Fly-poison chap bought him," said Athelbert. "Plague of 
flies in old Pharaoh's time, what?" 

He had a dictionary of "Famous Characters" on his desk, and 
he took it down hastily, and turned over the pages. Suddenly 
he stopped, shut the book with a bang, and jumped up. With 
almost the same motior of his hand, he put on his hat. 

"I say, excuse me, old chap, will you?" he said, as he made 
a bound for the door. "Business is business, you know. A 
chap has got to hustle while his idea is hot, what? Just thought 
of a cracking good one for Rosalie, the gown-maker. Adam and 
Eve, what?" 

He was already in the hall, and the door slammed behind me. 
"Hustle?" I laughed. "Talk about American hustle! Talk 

about Englishmen being slow! Talk about " 

The door flew open, and Athelbert shot in. His face showed 
disappointment, but Athelbert was not droopy. 

"What's the matter?" I asked. "Change your mind?" 
"Jove, yes!" he said violently. "Eve won't do at all, you 
know. Rotten pity, too. A chap can't announce Eve's wed- 
ding." 

"Why not?" I asked. "She was married enough to satisfy 
any one. Of course, there was no church ceremony and all that. 
No bridesmaids. But it was a good enough wedding for those 

days. I don't see 

"I say, though!" said Athelbert. "You can't announce Eve's 
wedding, you know. She didn't have any mother. What? 
There was no Mr. and Mrs. to have the honor of announcing. 
What?" 

Another man would have been glum over the miscarriage 
of such a good one as the marriage of Adam and Eve, but not 
Athelbert. He was a hustler. He was not glum for over an in- 
stant. Then his face lighted up. 

"I say!" he exclaimed. "How's Noah? Crackin' good mar- 
riage for a toy shop, what? Oh, I say! For these steamship 
chaps! 'Large, comfortable, roomy vessel,' and all that sort of 
thing. You don't mind my leaving you, old chap?" 

It did not seem to matter whether I minded or not. Athelbert 
was in the elevator before I could open my mouth. 

Athelbert Montyon Montmorency James Grey was a hustler. 
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Wild man Ishi learns fast. He won't sing any more until 

the hat has been passed and he has counted and pocketed the 
cash. 

To a diet of tea and rye bread an Eastern man attributes 

the fact that he has lived to 102. Such feeding must make it 
seem like 1002. 

"Gipsy" Smith, evangelist, appears to be a person with 

a warm tongue, a cold heart and a fine, discriminating eye for 
the collection plate. 

In the Church of England, it's not a good and valid mar- 
riage unless the lady in the case says she will obey. Up and at 
'em, you suffragettes! 

Looking from the inside out, Congressman Kent declares 

for six year terms for members of the Lower House. The 
point of view makes a difference. 

"The biting cold," vines an observant correspondent, 

"appeared to make no impression on Colonel Roosevelt." Just 
suppose those teeth had chattered! 

Mayor Rolph- politely hands the new broom to a number 

of the hang-over commissioners and invites them to sweep 
themselves out of the road of progress. 

The Laird of Skibo comes back out of retirement to sour 

the stomachs of his former associates in the steel game with a 
body jolt for the tariff on their commodity. 

While the hammer is down off the wall, let it be em- 
ployed in administering their needings to the selfish few who are 
blocking the Fillmore street tunnel project. 

Bion Arnold comes high, but apparently we must have 

him in order to find out that the charter limitation on franchises 
is the chief cause of our street car troubles. 

In California the ladybug is not invited to "fly away 

home." On the contrary, they dig her up out of the Sierra snow 
and ship her by the ton to fight orchard pests. 

The superintendent of Chicago's Zoo says the serpents 

have a peculiar charm for women. It has been that way ever 
since a certain evil day in the orchard of Eden. 

If they do put a bridge across the bay, bibulous Oakland 

benedicts must think up something new and simple to take the 
place of the old, useful "missed the last boat" lie. 



The San Francisco District Attorney pays the police an 

infuriating compliment when he asks for a detective force of his 
own. And you should bear in mind that he knows the police. 

■ Olaf, the innocent, is working his jaw overtime to con- 
vince the downtrodden and oppressed workingmen of California 
that he would not know a stick of dynamite from a cake of soap. 

So the White House does not wholly approve the sudden- 
ness of Postmaster General Hitchcock's government telegraph 
announcements. Hitchcock appears to have gone off half-cock. 

Down East and out West and up North, our fellow 

Americans nurse their chillblains and curse the zero weather, 
while here in blessed California only the coal man is unhappy. 

It is noted in the press that the other day Emperor Hiram 

and Frank Jordan shook hands on the Capitol steps at Sacra- 
mento. Now is the time for Jordan to look out harder than 
ever. 

Amiable Dr. Woodrow Wilson is hardly recovered from 

his ill-advised excursion alter a phantom Carnegie pension 
when his "cocked hat" letter turns up to plague his political 
soul. 

Whatever good Dr. Sun may be able to do for his new 

Chinese republic, at least he is a godsend for the American 
newspaper paragraphers. A name like that is its own press 
agent. 

The eight Schumann-Heink children outvote him, so 

husband Rapp must send f or ar expressman and betake himself 
otherwheres from the contralto's fireside. The whole family 
raps Rapp. 

An Oakland man gets a divorce upon testimony showing 

that the only household articles his wife did not hit him with 
were the ones she could not lift, and against these she bumped 
him cruelly. 

Probably nobody with money can appreciate the joy a 

Wilkesbarre, Pa., man experienced in playing millionaire for 
a day on his first $2,500 of easy money, but the inebriated mari- 
ner will understand. 

Rejoice, ye angels acd ministers of peace! Once more 

Los Angeles and San Francisco have held a love feast in the 
Southern city, and the Northerners have not, as yet, missed 
anything they had in their pockets at the time. 

Recent tragic occurrences go to show that there is a fine 

market waiting for the saloon cash-register that will include a 
sort of Gatling gun attachment which the bartender can operate 
with his foot for the benefit of intruding "holdups." 

Telling again the story of his childhood poverty, Senator 

Lorimer neither shed nor evoked as many tears as on his first 
emotional performance. As a defense upon bribery charges 
that sort of a spectacle will hardly get across twice. 




E/DITORJAL COMMENT 




Water, as Mayor Rolph declared in 

Why City Funds his inaugural message, is one of the 

Are Deficient. city's most pressing problems. He 

has announced himself, further, as 

in favor of the Hetch-Hetchy source for a Sierra supply. 

What, one is moved to ask. will he think of that project when 
he uncovers the details of the Cherry Creek deal, when he finds 
out how money has been wasted — at least wasted — in the wil- 
derness of preliminaries wherein that scheme is still lost? 

There is, first of all, the admitted mulcting of the city by the 
Ham Hall crowd. Even the garrulous City Engineer will not 
under oath deny the fact that this deal amounted to nothing less 
than a taking advantage of the city's supposed necessities by 
people with advance information from the inside about what the 
course of the Hetch-Hetchy deal would be. 

But what was there to do about it? The city must have a 
Sierra source, and, in the view of Manson & Co., there was not 
and is not any other source but Hetch-Hetchy. Cunning old 
Ham Hall had slipped up to the mountains and filed on land 
and water rights without which the city could not get into 
Hetch-Hetchy even with an act of Congress, instead of a re- 
vocable and dubious permit. Result: San Francisco pays Hall 
$652,000 for something which he acquired for the express pur- 
pose of making that deal. 

When you look at the facts and figures as a plain proposition 
of business, is there more than one term to adequately describe 
that business? 

A special agent of the California Conservation Commission, 
a body ardently supported by many Hetch-Hetchyites — offi- 
cially reports his conclusion that no less a person than John 
Hays Hammond, cousin of Ham Hall, was the real principal 
in the Cherry Creek $652,000 deal. He denounces the filings in 
that transaction as merely speculative, saying: 

"Development consists largely of trails and cabins built and 
surveys. Everything is done by the speculator in water rights 
that can be dene easily and without much outlay. 

"The usual custom is to have one or two men, with a wheel- 
barrow or a pick and shovel, stay on the ground until it can 
be ascertained whether or not there is any likelihood of a big 
company or interest coming onto the ground and buying the 
right, such as it is. 

"This is the case in a large number of the filings located at 
strategic points along the Tuolumne river and its tributaries, 
for which the purchase price ol $652,000 was paid partly to ac- 
quire certain wafer rights belonging to the Ham Hall interests, 
to control the San Francisco water rights and also for certain 
reservoir and dam sites on the upper Tuolumne and the upper 
tributaries of that stream." 

All of which the News Letter begs to urge upon the attention 
of Mayor Rolph and the keen business men who are associated 
with him in the regeneration of San Francisco. 

They might also investigate the reports, only whispered as 
yet, that the Hetch-Hetchy hold-up is by no means done; that 
speculators who may or may not be of the Ham Hall crowd are 
secretly acquiring other rights that San Francisco may have to 
buy before it gets any water from Hetch-Hetchy. It might be 
well to ascertain what is doing along the proposed rights of way 
between that source and San Francisco. Does anybody sup- 
pose that the speculators would invest much money on a mere 
guess at the route of the ditches and pipes ? 

Let the new administration take a peep into the little items of 
the Hetch-Hetchy deal while it is studying the Ham Hall 



The Will of 
The People. 



transaction. In the report of the Chamber of Commerce expert 
for November, 1911, it is set forth that the total Hetch-Hetchy 
expense, including that month, was $731,104.11. In that month 
there were 39 items charged to that account, totaling $5,143.01. 
Of this sum, $4,156.65 was expended at the instance of the City 
and County Attorney, who approved 31 of the 39 items. 

Let it be borne in mind that work has not even started on the 
Hetch-Hetchy scheme. There is no assurance yet that the gov- 
ernment will let San Francisco have it at all. Last month the 
city's claims were to have been presented to the government 
board of engineers at Washington, but the city's representatives 
were, as usual, not ready. They must do some more examining, 
spend some more money on work that has been done again and 
again. 

How long is this farce to continue? How much more money 
is to be thrown away on this project ? Is there or was there ever 
any sincere intent to bring in water from Hetch-Hetchy? 

ar 

No occasion for surprise is discov- 
erable in the current revelations of 
misconduct and crookedness among 
hold-over appointees of the late 
municipal administration. Most of these men were put in office 
for any reason except fitness. Some of them, relatively honest 
and absolutely incompetent, tried blindly and hopelessly to 
measure up to their responsibilities. The other kind regarded 
appointment as equivalent to letters of marque, in force as long 
as they could beat or cheat the criminal laws. The nasty mess 
in the city government, which is now in process of being cleaned 
up, was inevitable. So was the frightful waste of money and 
the big deficit with which Mayor Rolph and his associates must 
deal. 

The wise ones among the hold-over McCarthy commissioners 
are getting out of the line of fire with such grace as they may 
compass. The resignation route is also attracting some of the 
late Mayor's official family, who know that any public inquiry 
and trial must involve them in gross scandal. Some, however, 
apparently mean to stick it out, trusting to insufficiency of evi- 
dence, the skill of technical lawyers and class political senti- 
ment to save them. They are in a way to be grievously unde- 
ceived as to any such sentiment cutting any figure in their de- 
fense. It will not be possible to evoke anything of the kind, 
and if it were, Rolph would pay no attention to it. 

By this time it ought to be plain that when a Mayor of 
Rolph's character, elected under such conditions for such a pur- 
pose, calls for the resignation of an unfit or dishonest commis- 
sioner, he does not speak for himself alone, but for the entire 
community. The people of this city made Rolph Mayor for a 
specific and highly necessary purpose — the cleaning up of the 
government and the restoration of confidence in the town at 
home and elsewhere. He did not want the job; the people 
wanted him to have it — made him take it. Now the people are 
not in the frame of mind to assist or permit anything or anybody 
to interfere with the carrying out of Rolph's task. 

Thus the conclusion is irresistible that when Rolph — courte- 
ously and quietly, as is his manner — suggests the propriety and 
expediency of a resignation, the resignation would better be 
forthcoming without delay or argument. That this course will 
save the recipient of the suggestion trouble and will be his 
best way to serve the city's ends. 

It is quite likely that the records of some of the commissions 



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hold plenty of evidence to warrant at least the dismissal and 
possibly the prosecution of some of the undesirable commis- 
sioners. 

But it is not necessary to convict any hold-over of positive 
turpitude in office to get rid of him. Proof of incompetency 
will suffice, and there is a woeful abundance of that against 
most of those to whom the Mayor has sent the modern equiva- 
lent of the bowstring. It exists obviously in the results of the 
last administration — or rather in the lack of results. 

This is the period of getting things done, following the long 
period of getting nothing but the people done. Fitness, energy, 
honesty, industry are the tejts to be applied to all the public 
servants, old and new. Whoever fails to live up to them is due 
to receive early notice of the fact. Mayor Rolph will not need 
to ask for public support when he seeks to enforce such notice 
and make a vacancy. 



The Prize Fight 
Industry. 



It is early made clear that one of the 
new administration's first unpleas- 
ant jobs will be the rigorous regula- 
tion of the prize fight industry. It 
is just that — a business of profit carried on in the name of 
"sport." In the past it has been a crooked business, tolerated 
by a gullible public and connived at by Supervisors with an eye 
either to political advantage, or, possibly, to a share in the 
profits. What it will be in the future depends upon how closely 
the Mayor keeps tab on the police committee of the Board of 
Supervisors. 

In the era of regnant graft, Ruef picked out the "prize fight 
trust" and did business with it on his favorite plan. Some mem- 
bers of the "trust" are still under indictment, but that fact does 
not prevent them from bobbing up again under the new aus- 
pices, nor does it keep them from getting the inside track in 
the race for the coveted permits. The same old coterie of "pro- 
moters," with the same old phantom "clubs" that made up the 
"trust" in Ruef's heyday and flourished under the McCarthy re- 
gime, are at the front once more, and are getting away with the 
good things. 

But Mayor Rolph is at least suspicious. He steps in and 
calls for further and reliable information before he will allow 
any partition of the necessary privileges. Likely enough we 
shall get some useful information about this form of "sport," 
while the matter is being investigated. The unsuccessful ap- 
plicants are no better probably than the prospective grantees 
of permits. They know the game, and they will doubtless tell 
what they know out of spite and anger if they are turned down. 

Now, the News Letter is not for a "tight" town. We quite 
agree with the Mayor that he should not interfere with any law- 
ful pastime or amusement of the people so long as it is con- 
ducted lawfully and "on the square." He is, unfortunately, 
correct in thinking that there is a large element which wants 
prize fighting to go on, even though practically every such 
affair is rank with jobbery. But it falls nicely to the Mayor to 
let the light into the iniquities of the game. We hope he will 
turn on that light. 

Some of the "promoters" are notorious as keepers of illegal 
gambling joints and deadfalls. Some of them are reputed to 
profit largely by the operation of unlawful poolrooms, which 
they own in whole or in part. Some of them are still under 
accusation of paying bribe money for permits. They are all a 
scaly, scurvy crew. Perhaps the truth about them and their 
methods and the results to the community of their kind of 
"sport" might be worth seeking through a special commission. 
Possibly the truth, officially ascertained and declared, might 
sicken the public of the whole business and lead to its wiping 
out by common public consent. 



Periodically the courts of San 
The Joslen Case. Francisco are made the playground 

of cranks, dreamers, rabid idealists 
and muck-rakers who strain to stretch logic, reason and com- 
mon sense in desperate efforts to make the law misfit their irra- 
tional ideas of law and justice. Such a case is now being illus- 
trated in the trial of Dr. Joslen, sued for $100,000 damages for 
refusing to marry a candy girl named Ethel Williams. The 
size of the damages prayed for, and the station of the defendant 
as regards social and financial position, clearly indicates the 
motive behind the action. The testimony indubitably showed 
that the girl was of'loose character, her associations bad, and 
that she was fully acquainted that the defendant was a married 
man — and rich : the suit bears all the earmarks of extortion. The 
trial of the case was remarkable in one striking particular, by 
cleverly playing, the penitent Ethel Williams succeeded in in- 
teresting in her cause a small number of misled women who at- 
tended the hearing in persistent and desperate efforts to influ- 
ence the favor of the jury in behalf of their adopted protege. 
Misled women have tried to sway the law in this manner be- 
fore, but the Joslen case was made conspicuous in this respect 
by more daring and flagrant efforts to win sympathy. Judge 
Lawlor's conduct throughout the case displayed that prejudiai 
which has disgusted fair-minded citizens for a long time. 

Attorney S. M. Shortridge, who handled the case of Dr. Jos- 
len in masterly fashion, has had a long and varied experience 
in this vicious method of attempting to influence the course of 
verdicts, and by a skillful limelight exposition of the facts, had 
no difficulty in getting a disagreement of the jury. In less effi- 
cient hands, the designing girl, with her clap-trap stage effects, 
would have succeeded in winning a verdict. On the merits of 
the testimony offered, Dr. Joslen should have had an unqualified 
judgment. Every lawyer and most laymen know how difficult 
it is to induce witnesses to come into court to testify against a 
girl of the character of the plaintiff. The more promiscuous 
such a girl has been in her associations, the harder it is to per- 
suade her consorts to offer their evidence on the witness stand. 
But on the cogent, urgent plea that such testimony in the present 
case would be doing a public service in checking such nefarious 
plots against men of standing and wealth, Attorney Short- 
ridge succeeded in getting a number of unimpeachable witnesses 
to admit their relations with the plaintiff, while sixteen wit- 
nesses, several of whom were men of undoubted integrity, tes- 
tified that the girl knew that Dr. Joslen was a married man pre- 
vious to the date in her complaint. The character of the girl 
was thus thoroughly ventilated, but the bias dented in the minds 
of several stubbornly sentimental jurors by the presence and 
actions of the misled group of women bent on obtaining a com- 
fortable sum of money for their ward, prevented a verdict for 
Attorney Shortridge's client. The case is one of those base at- 
tempts in which the courts and weak-minded jurors are made 
use of by women of th« under world to raid the pocketbooks of 
well to do citizens of standing. According to the record, it has 
not even a battered leg to stand on. If the District Attorney will 
look over the transcript of testimony, there is not a scintilla of 
doubt but what he will decide to move that the case be dropped 
from the calendar, for the evidence showed to any attorney the 
impossibility of a conviction. 

3ST 

The complaint, which is pretty gen- 
Why Hir.H Cost eral, of the high cost of living, is a 

Of Lr question that refuses to be thrown 

down, and the public refuses to 
leave off discussing it. Those learned in the science of eco- 
nomics are pretty generally agreed that the remedy for current 



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January 20, 1912. 



prices of food and food products is to be found in increasing 
production, especially of ground products. But increased pro- 
duction will not solve the whole problem, nor could an increase 
in ground products, or rather in farm products, be obtained 
without an increase in the number of small farms. Hence, 
"back to the farm" means a great deal more to the economist 
than to the farmer. A quarter of a century ago the farmer re- 
ceived about seventy-five per cent of what the consumer had to 
pay at retail prices. In these days of high cost of living, the 
producer gets perhaps less than sixty per cent of the retail 
price of his product in the market places; the difference be- 
tween what the producer should receive and what he actually 
receives is absorbed by the numberless agencies of distribution 
standing between his fields and the consumers. To increase 
the volume of food supplies by increasing farm production 
seems to be the remedy for existing high prices, only that a 
remedy is needed for the cost of distribution at the hands of 
middlemen and other expensive agencies. When that is done, 
the cry, "back to the farm," will not be wholly in vain. 

Political economists hold that the only rational remedy for 
the expensive middleman is for the farmer to market his own 
products, as far as may be, by improving his transportation 
facilities, which he will find quite possibly by substituting motor 
cars for the horse-drawn wagon, and by creating a public sen- 
timent in his community that will be the equivalent of a positive 
demand for first-class highways leading to central markets, 
where the producer may meet the consumer or the retailer, thus 
eliminating a score or so of men who live upon the profits they 
derive by being the agencies of distribution standing between 
producer and consumer, exacting big tolls from each for his ser- 
vices, whereas he should Cud no room at all to take the role of 
either speculator or middleman. If this theory be correct, the 
remedy for the high cost of living is to be found in a greater 
number of small farmers, largely increased production, and 
better and cheaper means of biinging producers and consumers 
together upon a common ground of mutual advantage. In that 
case, increased production would not mean overproduction, but 
it would mean that the consumer could buy at greatly reduced 
prices without lessening the profits of the produce, for by elimi- 
nating the expensive agencies standing between the producer 
and consumer, the volume of the producer's income would be 
increased, although the retail price to the consumer might not 
be changed. The theory is, that increased production of farm 
food products could not possibly work otherwise than to in- 
crease the producer's profits, at the same time reducing the 
general range of the cost of living to the consumer. 



The Tactics of 
the Progressives 



The violent opposition of the pro- 
gressives of Oklahoma to the promo- 
tion of District Judge William C. 
Hook to the Supreme Court vacancy 
— made so by the death of Associate Justice Harlan — is a char- 
atteristic of the self-styled progressives in California and 
everywhere else. The progressive politician is a Republican 
insurgent, and his stock in trade is antagonism to invested capi- 
tal. The only fault the Oklahoma progressives find with Judge 
Hook is that as presiding Federal Judge of the Eighth Judicial 
District he called a halt when Oklahoma attempted to cripple 
capital that had been invited to come into the State to develop 
a system of public utilities for the convenience and advantage 
of the people. It was not that Judge Hook's decision was an- 
tagonistic to the spirit of justice or was not in harmony with 
the genius of the Federal government, but because the progres- 
sives of Oklahoma are bent on making war on all public utilities 
corporations that represent invested capital. The same is true 
of the same political agitators in California. The immediate 



cause of the war on Judge Hook is that he was possessed of 
enough sense of justice to prohibit the progressive politicians 
of that State from obliging the railroads to establish a passen- 
ger rate of two cents a mile after it had been clearly shown that 
the passenger travel on the railways was not in sufficient volume 
to justify such a reduction in railway earnings ; that the capital 
invested in them would have no adequate returns ; that, in short, 
the roads would be maintained and operated at a loss, which 
Judge Hook held would be the equivalent of confiscation, where- 
as the State was not only bound to protect invested capital 
against those who would destroy it by hostile legislation, but 
so protect it that it might be reasonably sure of adequate com- 
pensation, especially so if it were employed for the public good. 

Because Judge Hook would not recognize the validity of the 
progressives to render invested capital of no avail to the invest- 
ors, the progressives are up in arms against them, and the echo 
of the Oklahoma hue and cry against railway corporations is 
heard in all the haunts in California of that particular brand of 
office-seeking politicians. 

It so happens that President McKinley appointed Judge 
Hook United States District Judge for Kansas, because of his 
impartiality, discretion and learning, and for the same reason 
President Roosevelt promoted Judge Hook to the bench of the 
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial District, and for the same 
reasons President Taft intends to still further promote Judge 
Hook to an Associate Judgeship on the Supreme Bench. 

Having been weighed and not found wanting by these dis- 
criminating presidents, it wouid seem that the progressives 
who are making war upon the man are actuated by ulterior 
motives, which are, in fact, a purpose to have the 
Supreme Court so constituted that invested capital and corpora- 
tions will recognize in its personnel an uncompromising foe to 
industrial and public utility enterprises, and the fact is appar- 
ent at Sacramento that California and Oklahoma progressives 
are off the same piece of moth-eaten cloth. 

Eastern and foreign capital have made California one of the 
most enterprising commonwealths in the Union, but millions of 
more capital are needed, and miles upon miles of new trans- 
portation lines are needed for the full development of the State's 
material wealth, and instead of antagonizing such public offi- 
cials as Judge Hook, who insists that invested capital shall 
have fair treatment, it were better to pray that there be more 
of them. California is too vitally interested in the work of en- 
couraging immigration and outside capital to join in the de- 
structive war that the progressives are waging upon waiting 
capital and waiting industries. California is in need of a good 
many Judge Hooks in the State's official life. 



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Here's another notable local structure getting ready to 

join the Civic Center and other striking buildings ready to join 
the imposing display when the new San Francisco greets the 
flag-bedecked Panama-Pacific Exposition, January, 1915 — the 
new Sub-Treasury building at the junction of Pine and Sansome 
streets will be started shortly and completed within two years. 

Royal crowns are certainly going very low in value on 

the world's bargain counter in these democratic days. Former 
King Manuel of Portugal has just contributed $295,000 to help 
his partisans to recover the crown, and the royal family of 
China, after vainly trying to dispose of the diadem, has pitched 
it on the junk, or, rather, punk heap. 

Whew! A $200,000 deficit already in sight, left over by 

the late administration, and the new investigating committee 
still floundering in a sea of uncovered waste and extravagance. 
But the public suspected as much, and expressed that opinion 
when the voters rolled up such a whopping majority at the 
primaries in favor of Rolph. 

A man who was recently fined $10,000 for trespass in 

attempting to force his way into the presence of an heiress 
flame, has just sued her for $15,000 breach of promise. He 
could make more money by allowing physicians to tap him for 
nerve fluid and putting the product on the market in gallon 
bottles. 

Another telephone alarm has disturbed a gentlemanly 

burglar at his work. If these busy-body little instruments keep 
up this habit of interruption, the only redress left the United 
Order of Gentlemanly Burglars will be to get the overworked 
legislative mill to turn out a new law suppressing burglar 
alarms. 

Mayor Rolph showed he was thoroughly familiar with 

the composition and weaknesses of five of the hold-over com- 
missioners of the recent administration when he gave them the 
alternative of quitting office at once or standing trial. Their 
vacated seats pithily tell the story. 

In overhauling a burglar, reported by the papers to have 

been captured by the wit of a woman, the doctors discovered a 
bullet in the leg of the reckless plunderer, implanted there by 
a deputy sheriff. So end these silk hose tales of romance when 
placed on the operating table. 

"A Night in a Police Station," a musical comedy, is mak- 
ing a hit at a local vaudeville house. The same kind of a show 
is served by the city only a few blocks away, but the comedy 
part is knocked into a cocked hat because the characters in the 
dock are compelled to pay the piper and furnish the music. 

The Mayor and the Board of Supervisors can deal the 

local white slave traffic a hard blow by raising the licenses on 
the cheap dance halls now springing up like mushrooms about 
the city that escaped becoming the "Paris of America." 

Canny old Andy Carnegie took a sly dig at Wall street 

when he testified in the Steel Trust quiz that "stock gamblers 
are parasites, feeding on values and creating none." A wireless 
in reply is due from Brother Morgan. 

The growing cold feet of several of the California Con- 
gressmen over the forthcoming election must be affecting the 
climate of Washington, for the weather reports from there re- 
port the capital in the grip of Arctic cold. 



— 



Year after year, and month after month, milk inspectors 

are waging warfare against impure milk with but small success. 
Recently the Assistant District Attorney swore out the largest 
number of complaints ever issued in one day in this city for 
violations of the milk ordinances. Forty-nine complaints were 
issued. Four were charged with selling watered milk, the milk 
of two of them contained 17 per cent water in addition to the 
proper proportion. One sample contained only 1.6 per cent 
butter fat, whereas the San Francisco legal minimum is 3.4 per 
cent. No wonder that the pure condensed article has become 
popular. The Borden Condensed Milk Company is supplying 
larger quantities every day because there is no question of the 
purity of its milk products. 

Some sort of an examination will have to be introduced 

to qualify carrier pigeons for their calling. The other day a 
local Romeo intrusted a passionate epistle reeking with heart 
throbs to a carefully trained carrier pigeon for delivery at his 
sweetheart's window. The simple bird mistook the window 
and delivered the warm bit of paper to the wife of a jealous 
husband. Romeo is still in the hospital. The only consolation 
he had was eating that misfit dove of peace in a stew. 

The idea of bringing the old Liberty Bell of Philadelphia 

to San Francisco as a patriotic attraction for the Panama-Pacific 
Exposition appeals to the imagination of the whole Pacific 
Coast. Nearly two hundred years ago it rang out a new and 
golden era for the Atlantic States, and providentially it is now 
called upon to proclaim a new and glorious future for the Pacific 
States. 

Ishi, the "original" California Indian, has succeeded at 

last in clambering out of the aborigine class and winning a posi- 
tion among the civilized. He has demanded spot cash here- 
after for singing the songs of his people. 

"Custom" is a new name for tapping the city treasury 

as played by some of the old McCarthy commissioners when 
they openly ignored the charter rules on civil service by ap- 
pointing friends U lucrative jobs. 

An Eastern writer on therapeutics declares that the medi- 
cal profession has no aptitude for politics. He probably came 
to this conclusion after attending a session of the late local 
Board of Health. 

A Chicago man, deserted by his wife, has refused to eat 

till his errant spouse returns to him. Nat Goodwin would have 
ripped Dr. Tanner's record into threads and patches if he sulked 
in that fashion after a family severance. 

"Success Magazine" has suspended after several years 

of advising the world in general on how to conduct successfully 
every line of endeavor, including running a magazine. 

What's the matter with the Pilsen foam-lapped beaches 

of Santa Cruz and Monterey? Is mine host Swanton asleep? 
There's a movement afoot there to declare them "dry." 

Comedian Nat Goodwin will carry a serious handicap in 

the matrimony market fill he pays off that $28,000 alimony bal- 
ance to No. 4. 

"Bad Case, Psycopathic Ward" is the new address of a 

stranger who recently tried to feed a playful lion in an Eastern 
zoo. 

The name of Cook is not mentioned among the enb 

now rushing to win the glory of discovering the South Pole. 





When a lawyer marries an actress, he usually finds that an ac- 
tress is a law unto herself. In the case of the lovely Isabelle 
Fletcher and Louis P. Boardman, attorney of this city, it was so. 
Yet it began with a romance. When the lady is beautiful and 
a Thespian, it should always begin with a romance, and the 
more dramatically carried off the better. There were so many 
men about the bay ready to lay their fortune and whatever else 
they possessed in the way of affections at the feet of the lovely 
Isabelle. Of these feet we have never taken particular notice, 
but probably they are worth while. At any rate, she did the 
queenly thing with them when she tripped lightly over all other 
offers, and became the wile of a barrister of small worldly 
holdings. Then, after a short wedded happiness she went back 
to the stage — an actress always goes back on the stage. But 
like Margaret Illington, why did not the lovely Isabelle take 
her husband with her? Had he not proved up to her expec- 
tations, or had she married him merely as a caprice ? Perhaps 
the dignity of the law could not learn to humble itself at the 
feet of love, to ever kiss the hem of its garment, and bring its 
worship a constant offering. Only the heart of a poet is capable 
of doing these things for a lifetime. And only one woman in a 
thousand has the soul to appreciate and yield herself to the 
supreme beauty of it. The light coquette will cast her rarest 
gems in the mud with a fillip of her pink fingers, and sob for 
them afterwards. The woman who talks of the poor tinsel of 
life has usually done her own decorating. For the price she 
must pay, and she can never get away from it. But what of the 
affair of which we speak? Was it merely the stage fancy of 
the lovely Isabelle which stooped for a moment to her lawyer, or 
was his sentiment all expended in the honeymoon as ordinary 
sentiment too often is ? The question is important, for it is not 
well that romance should die. Nor is it well that we cheapen 
life for each other. Over a bottle of champagne anything may 
be a fragment, but the morning after brings the cry of the heart. 
We have a notion, however, that this was but a fragment from 
the beginning — a man's vanity and a woman's fancy mixed in a 
light draught for the sensation of an hour. Such things happen 
often. But it is the fate of the human butterfly to dull its colors 
every new time it alights. 

b b 5 

The women who formed the Civic League are receiving 
severe criticism for awarding the billet, which carries a salary 
of $150 a month, to an outsider. Miss Helen Todd, the chair- 
man, is not even eligible to registration, having come to Cali- 
fornia only last summer. She came from Illinois, where she 
was State Factory Inspector. She helped in the suffrage cam- 
paign, and then when the Civic Club was evolved from the Col- 
lege Equal Suffrage League, she was given the chairmanship 
of the new organization. She has a certain pleasing manner, 
and is vaguely similar to Evangeline Booth, is essentially a 
dreamer, and. paradoxical as the statement may seem, has a 
penchant for luncheons. Luncheons, according to her philoso- 
phy, are the best means of getting people together. What the 
citizenesses intend to do after all the getting together is a mat- 
ter of conjecture, but at any rate they are planning to meet of- 
ten and eat as often as they meet. 

A dozen local suffrage enthusiasts, women, who have given 
years of their time and substance to the cause, wanted the 
/.lace, and these and their friends bitterly resent the fact that 
a stranger got a nice, juicy plum while they got only acrid 
pickles. Miss Todd, meanwhile, saws wood and gradually 
climbs the social ladder. She was one of the guests at a dinner 



given by the Frank Deerings this week. Still, it is something 
to her credit that she can make an "appearance" on $150 a 
month. 

b' 5 5 

The patronesses who lent their names to inflate the press 
agent stuff of Mrs. Montague Soley-Morle and Miss Estelle De 
Beer, who gave a recital at the St. Francis last week, are be- 
moaning the fact that they were so easily gulled by the velvet- 
voiced Englishwoman, who came across seas to gather in 
American shekels by giving "readings." As a dramatic reader 
Mrs. Soley-Morle is a frost of the first water, and the atrocious- 
ness of her work was equaled only by the dancing of Miss de 
Beer. San Francisco audiences are connoisseurs when dancing 
is to be judged. In the first place, nearly every girl in the smart 
set can dance rings around Miss de Beer. In the second place, 
the recent treats afforded by Pavlowa, Hoffman and others 
made precedents which are difficult to transcend. 

Mrs. Soley-Morle came here with excellent letters, and a 
number of local women v/ere so impressed that they proffered 
their assistance without hesitation. In this group were Mrs. 
Charles O. Alexander, Mrs. McNutt Potter and Mrs. W. F. 
McNutt. Needless to say, none were more disgusted at the 
performance than they, for none detest the mediocre more than 
they. 

b" b b 

The report of a feud in the well known Reid family, of New 
England, Kentucky and California, has revived many details 
of the history of this noted family. Besides the Princess Ros- 
pigliosi, nee Marie Reid, who married and was divorced from 
Colonel Parkhurst, thee is the other sister, Maud, now the wife 
of Cyrus Pierce of this city. Her first husband was K. K. 
Kennedy, better known as "Ku Klux" Kennedy, who was a 
leader in the famous Ku Klux Clan during the reconstruction 
period following the Civil War, and a type of the hot-blooded 
young Southerner of that time. "The Reid Twins," Harney and 
Rowan Reid, now in California, were well known in Washing- 
ton, D. C, during their youth. Chester Reid, the eldest son, 
who has been in San Francisco since last December, was a 
page in the United States Supreme Court when a lad, and later 
served in the United States Geological Survey. John Rowan, 
on the maternal side, was a distinguished man in Kentucky, 
where the family is among the highest. 
*6 b b 

I referred not long ago to the disgust of the sea-going Navy 
when it heard that little Philip Andrews, a young Commander, 
had been exalted to the chieftainship of the Bureau of Naviga- 
tion of the Navy Department, with the rank of Rear-Admiral, 
over the heads of hard-working officers who never held coat- 
tails nor toadied to the political and social influences of Wash- 
ington. The protest is becoming more audible daily. Only last 
week I received a letter from a naval officer, now at sea, in a 
far country, who says he is going to ask for retirement from ac- 
tive service, saying: "I don't like the idea of Phil Andrews be- 
ing chief of bureau." Such an appointment, in addition to be- 
ing a premium on parlor-knighting, breeds discontent and dis- 
appointment among fine officers who do the real hard work of 
the service. It is subversive of discipline and efficiency. 
<5 3 b 

This is the season of the year when goods are marked down, 
but sold up. Most people imagine that the close of the holiday 
period means a general lowering of prices, and this fallacy is 
counted upon by the shrewd merchants, who put a dollar article 



January 20, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



in their windows, bearing a label with "$2" scratched out, and 
"$1.50" placed above it. It booms trade and brings in big 
money. I saw a suit of pajamas in a Market street shop the 
other day, upon which $2.50 was reduced to $1.90. I priced that 
same suit a month ago. and was told its price was $1.50. Thus 
it runs through a whole line of articles. The practice makes 
trade brisk. Likewise, it loots the pocketbooks of the plain, 
unthinking citizens. Look out for it. 
3- S S 

The luncheon given to Forbes-Robertson by the Civic League 
Club still continues to furnish food for comment and cause for 
mirth. Not that the luncheon was in any way undignified or 
mismanaged, but because of the motley array of temperaments 
assembled at the table where sat the guest of honor, and of 
the embarrassment of the League when it found that its soiree 
had suddenly been transformed into a polite mob. 

In the first place, the distinguished Britisher was late, and 
it wasn't in the least what he meant. He, as a matter of fact, 
wanted to have the ordeal over as quickly as possible, because 
he detests speaking in public. He says that there is a vast 
difference between mouthing lines written by some one else and 
voicing v/hat is accepted as one's own views. However, that 
is a digression. He was late, a whole hour late, and when he 
arrived, was escorted by Mrs. Frank Deering to the dais where 
the "honor" table was set. The Colonial ballroom of the St. 
Francis was crowded to capacity, and many had begun to eat. 
The eating part was alright, too, as far as Forbes-Robertson 
was concerned, because he, likewise, detests eating. Piloted 
by Mrs. Deering, he threaded his way to his reserved place, and 
found that Mrs. Eleanor Martin had, with a nonchalance for 
which her critics give her scant credit, usurped the place. An- 
other chair and plate were hastily brought in, and the feast pro- 
ceeded, the guest of honor the while explaining to Miss Todd, 
who sat on his left, that he really understood, doncherknow, that 
the repast had been set for one o'clock instead of twelve. The 
intervening hour had been filled with diversion for those who 
waited. It was v/orth, to many, the price of the collation to see 
Mrs. Martin gravitate from an obscure seat at the end of the 
table to the chair of honor. She blinked in a dazed sort of way 
when shown to the first place, then, as if she felt that the Mar- 
tin prestige deserved better treatment she ambled to the "mid- 
dle front." However, Miss Helen Todd, chairman of the Civic 
League, and ex officio majordomo of the occasion, had more re- 
calcitrance than that of Mrs. Martin to deal with. One of the 
ladies of the press, for whom a table had been reserved, hotly 
resented Miss Todd's request that the reporters give up their 
places to accommodate a group of personal guests. The lady re- 
porter kept her seat, and Miss Todd backed away, abashed that 
so much backbone should exist in one woman. Then, to add to 
the comedy of errors, Mrs. William H. Crocker arrived to find 
that there was no room for her at the table of honor where she 
had been asked to sit. With the charming amiability for which 
she is noted, Mrs. Crocker protested that inasmuch as she was 
a suffragist in name only, she would much prefer a less con- 
spicuous seat 

6 & S 

The Misses Emilie and Josephine ParTott, who are spending 
the winter here as the guests of their grandmother, Mrs. Abby 
Parrort, and, the while, are enjoying a round of social affairs 
in the conservative old San Mateo set, are manifesting that their 
long stay abroad has had its effects upon their manners. Miss 
Josephine, especially, has become thoroughly European, and, 
in the little airs and graces of the Continental miss, is as dashing 
and daring as if she had been born on the very steps of the 
Casino at Monte Carlo, instead of in staid old San Mateo. She 
is a devotee of the cigarette, and makes no attempt to hide her 



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addiction to the weed. She always smokes after dinner. Mrs. 
Frederick Sharon is another member of the Paris-American set 
who is insistent about her after-dinner cigarette. The Parrott 
sisters will remain in California until the early summer, 
b" o- 5 

President William Sproule evidently wishes to be in touch 
with all the employees in the service of the Southern Pacific 
Railway. Mr. Sproule is known among the Southern Pacific 
men as a good and straightforward employer. The following 
letter accompanying the pay checks is in the form of a New 
Year's greeting, and is characteristic of the man. The top of 
the epistle was headed by the engraved words: "From President 
to Day Laborer:" 

"It's a fine thing to make New Year's resolutions. It's a fine 
thing to live up to them — but it's hard. 

"Efficiency is to be our watchword. It's a big word. It rep- 
resents the sum total of about all that's worth while. What 
greater service can any man render to society than to do the 
thing that is entrusted to him to do more efficiently than it has 
ever been done before. These letters are not going to be one- 
sided affairs. It is true they will tell of men and things in a 
straight-from-the-shoulder fashion that will make you duck if 
you're in the way. But you can make the application just as 
personal as you please. We want you to 'come back.' Tell us 
what you think, and — you will get quick action. Every man 
making a suggestion which will improve the service will get 
recognition and credit. It doesn't make any difference what 
position you hold. The management pledges itself to take you 
at your own valuation if you make good." 
Z 5 3 

Quite the most gorgeous thing in evening coats in San Fran- 
cisco is the shimmering, Kitty Gordon green satin cloak being 
worn this month by Miss Marion Newhall. No wonder Mrs. 
William Miller Graham, of Santa Barbara, London and other 
worldly places, is partial to the charming San Francisco girl 
whose originality in dress is not the least of her charms. This 
coat is made on the lines of the swath-like things seen in the 
Paris fashion-plates, and gives the wearer the air and bearing 
of a young Hebe. The gossips persist in coupling the name of 
Miss Newhall and of Fentriss Hfll, recently of New York. The 
romance dates from last summer at Santa Barbara. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 



The reception given this week by Mrs. A. W. Scott, Jr., to 
Mrs. Rolph, wife of the Mayor, recalls the fact that, about this 
time last year, the handsome Mrs. Scott was studying for the 
stage under the tutorage of McKee Rankin, and was especially 
ambitious to do Magda. The lessons in histrionics continued 
well into the summer, but the friends of Mrs. Scott were never 
told what happened to the much-heralded project of giving a 
sumptuous presentation of Suderman's great sob story for the 
benefit of charity. 

It is said that the tyro actress had the sympathy and backing 
of her husband, thus precluding the possibility of building a 
clew on the foundation that Scott objected. Like Mabel Gilman 
Corey, who, too, had a husband with cash, she planned to do 
much for the uplift of the drama, but also like Mabel she was 
easily discouraged. 

ST W T5 

Al. Baum, the new manager of the Pacific Coast Baseball 
League, who recently returned from a trip East, says that the 
Texas Tommy dance is a hybrid, and that the Texans don't 
know anything about it. They wanted him to show them how to 
dance it. They feel a little peeved that the name of the State 
should be attached to anything they know so little about. Al. 
tried to show them, but they found his efforts more ludicrous 
than edifying. 

tf 5 S 

The Thirtieth Infantry goes to Alaska. This is harsh news. 
The Thirtieth came here over two years ago from the Philip- 
pines, and has been more than popular both in town and at the 
post. The officers and their women folk have found a cordial 
welcome here, and, thanks to their genial camaraderie, a new 
spirit of the utmost sociability has been instilled into service 
society in its attitude to civilian society. And now the Thir- 
tieth has been ordered to the cold North. But you cannot beat 
the army woman. She follows her husband anywhere with rel- 
ish, because she is usually in love with him. And already she 
is counting on the advantages of living in the land of the mid- 
night sun. 

"Just think of it," remarked a captain's wife with anticipation 
to a group at a tea table. "Up there our husbands will be al- 
ways home with us." 

5 o- S 

If our various governments, municipal, State and national 
would devote a fraction of the time and a fraction of the energy 
on really important matters that they now squander on misdo- 
ings, real and alleged, of the Chinese residents, it would be 
far better for the public at large, much more advantageous to 
the taxpayer, and considerably more dignified. 

Take the National Government alone. It is spending thou- 
sands of dollars and the work of many officials daily, in prose- 
cuting and persecuting the Chinese for offenses from which 
the country at large suffers but a trifle, while great wrongs are 
permitted to go unwhipped of justice, largely because the time 
of the officials is taken up by the Chinese. 

About every week, one or more Chinese are arrested for 
some lawbreaking from which the people at large suffer not at 
all appreciably, and their prosecution costs the taxpayers a 
goodly sum. In the meantime, there are violations of law by 
Americans, of such magnitude that it would seem the first duty 
of the Federal prosecutors to go after the culprits, at the ex- 
pense, if need be, of neglecting the trifling opium, white slave 
and other offenses. 

If the United States attorneys and grand juries would put 
in a little more time on violations of the anti-trust law, for in- 
stance, and a little less on the petty offenses, they would be do- 
ing more to earn their salaries. 



The feeling grows among the shrewd business men of 
the country that all the harm politics can do has been amply 
discounted, and that the United States is to have better business 
conditions this year than it has been the fashion of late to ex- 
pect. That these are the prophecies of fact and not of hope 
we all pray. Such a business revival would be in harmony 
with the processes of shaking down and catching up with undue 
stimulation of business enterprises that have been manifest in 
this country after former financial panics. Certain it is that 
the prevalence of a confident expectation of this kind would 
start things moving at a brisker pace. All that seems to be 
needed is the temper to do things. 



OBSERVATIONS ON WOMAN. 

He is a fool who thinks, by force or skill, to turn the current 
of a woman's will. — Samuel Tuke. 

A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warn, to comfort and 
command. — Wordsworth. 

Beautiful as sweet! and young as beautiful! and soft as 
young ! and gay as soft ! and innocent as gay ! — Young. 

The most beautiful object in the world, it will be allowed, is a 
beautiful woman. — Macaulay. 

If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, the mist is dis- 
pelled when a woman appears. — Gay. 

Lovely woman, that caused our cares, can every care be- 
guile. — Beresford. 

Raptured man quits each dozing sage, woman, for thy love- 
lier page. — Moore. 

Kindness in women, not theii beauteous looks, shall win my 
love. — Shakespeare. 

He that would have fine guests, let him have a fine wife. — 
Ben Johnson. 

All I am or can be I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lin- 
coln. 

Disguise our bondage as we will, 'tis woman, woman, rules 
us still. — Moore. 

Heaven will be no Heaven to me if I do not meet my wife 
there. — Andrew Jackson. 

Women need not look at those dear to them to know their 
moods. — Ho wells. 

Oil and water — woman and a secret — are hostile properties. 
— Bulwer Lytton. 

Remember, woman is most perfect when most womanly. — 
Gladstone. 

Earth has nothing more tender than a pious woman's heart. 
— Luther. 



JUST A FISH STORY. 

Henrik Dahl, of Alesmund, was a reader and follower of 
Darwin. Wishing to apply his theory of the limit of adapta- 
bility of a species to its environment, Henrik procured a herring 
from a neighboring fjord and carried it home in a tub of sea- 
water. He renewed the water daily for some time, and gradu- 
ally reduced the quantity, with so little inconvenience to the 
herring that he concluded that the fish might, in time, learn to 
breathe air undiluted with water, like the cat and man. It turned 
out as he expected, and the water was finally emptied out of the 
tub, never to be replaced. 

Henrik next removed the fish from its tub and placed it on 
the ground, where it flopped around very awkwardly at first, 
but soon learned to move freely and rapidly. In a little while 
the herring was able to follow its master without difficulty, and 
then it became his constant companion about the streets of the 
city. 

On a certain unfortunate day, Henrik had occasion to cross 
a dilapidated bridge which spanned an arm of the harbor. The 
herring, coming gracefully along, heedless of danger, now and 
again springing at tlies, for which it had acquired a great fond- 
ness, missed its footing— slipped through a crack into the water 
and was drowned, — Boston Transcript. 



January 20, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



11 



D®m@ M@im air® 



But Even a Wife's Brilliant Witticisms Couldn't Make One of 
the Hopeful Commuter. 

"When are you going to the dentist?" inquired the Hopeful 
Housewife with her most cheerful manner as she poured the 
Confirmed Commuter's second cup of coffee. 

"Oh, any old time," he answered carelessly. 

A tooth had bothered him the night before, and he had kept 
his wife, as well as himself, awake with frequent bulletins as to 
his state of anguish and vain sighs for the dawn and the den- 
tist it would enable him to seek by the first train. 

But the pain had left suddenly, violently and unreasonably, 
as is the way of toothaches and cooks. It had taken with it all 
the Commuter's good resolutions. 

"But you said you were going this morning," persisted his 
wife. 

"Don't think I'll have time," the Commuter answered, reach- 
ing for the morning paper. 

"But you must take time," continued his relentless spouse. 
"You know very well, though your tooth has stopped hurting 
now, it is bound to ache again even worse than it did. And you 
can't be so shortsighted that you won't go to the dentist and 
endure a little present discomfort rather than take the chance of 
suffering again as you did last night." 

The Commuter thought otherwise. Already the agony of the 
night before had dwindled to a vague memory of annoyance, 
while his wife's heartless suggestion of the dentist revived in 
him that strange, uncanny fear which is the small boy's dead- 
liest terror and which never quite departs from the grown man. 

"I tell you I haven't got time this morning," the Commuter 
reiterated. "You don't think I'd be late at my office and put 
everybody out just to go to the dentist, do you? Men are not 
so concerned as women are over a little physical suffering," he 
added grandly. "They have stronger nerves, greater powers 
of endurance! Men are stoics!" 

As her husband spoke, the face of the Hopeful Housewife be- 
came a tablet of unutterable thoughts. Though the record of 
every groan he had made the night before was flashed upon 
her moving picture countenance, her tone was soft and honeyed 
as she answered : 

"I know how strong and brave you are in facing everything, 
and I don't believe other men are like you, no matter what you 
say. But you see, dear, when you are kept awake like that, I 
suffer almost as much as you do — and I lose sleep, and that 
makes me nervous and cross. Won't you go to the dentist for 
my sake? I'm going to the city on the 9:30 train, and I'll go 
with you, if you like." 

"Well, I suppose I'll have to go, now you say my having a 
toothache keeps you awake," said the Commuter ungraciously. 
"I thought it was my tooth that ached, you know, but since it's 
yours, I'll go and let the Grand Master of the Inquisition look 
it over." 

During the trip to the city the Commuter's wife chatted with 
a forced and incessant gayety. 

The Commuter struggled valiantly to meet her sallies in the 
same spirit, but it was clear his mind was upon other things. 

"Wasn't that a funny interview in the paper with the 67-year- 
old woman who married her grandson's valet?" asked the Hope- 
ful Housewife. 

"H — m — m," answered the Commuter. 

And then after a long pause he added : 

"Do you know the funniest thing that was ever written — the 
phrase that tells the greatest joke ever perpetrated on the human 
race? It's 'painless dentistry.' " 

The Hopeful Housewife laughed dutifully. 

"I suppose it does seem funny to you," the Commuter replied 
in an injured voice. 

"Not funny — witty," said the smiling diplomat. "Have you 
seen the caterpillar hat on the man with the check clothes two 
seats ahead of you on the other side ?" 

"Yes," answered the Commuter gloomily. "I've seen him — 
he looks like my dentist! Say, the worst thing about going to 
a dentist isn't the pair. — no; any man can stand pain. It's that 
blanked drilling machine! It's the suspense! It doesn't hurt, 
but you never know what minute it's going to." 

By this time they had reached the tunnel, where generally 



the Commuter took the down-town train to his office and his 
wife journeyed to the shopping district. 

But the dentist lived up town. 

A down town train had just pulled in, and its doors shot in- 
vitingly open. 

"Say, dear," exclaimed the Commuter hurriedly, "I've just 
remembered I made an engagement yesterday to meet a man 
at my office at 10 o'clock. I've barely time to get there now, if 
I take this train. I know you'll understand — good-bye!" 

And he stepped hastily into the down town car. — New York 
Telegram. 



THE FLOWER CHILD. 



Your eyes God took from the violet's hue, 
And mixed them with the sky so blue, 
Your skin He took from a white, white rose, 
And borrowed the bud for your tiny nose. 

Your hair He took as the sun came up, 
And mixed that with the buttercup. 
And your wee, wee mouth of crimson red, 
He took that from the poppy bed. 

And now, my baby, my dear little mite, 
To my breast I'll hold you close and tight, 
For fear at night, when the flowers all sleep, 
God will want you back in Heaven to keep. 

Grace Marbury Sanderson. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 





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There is to be a Mardi Gras ball this year for the benefit of 
the Children's Hospital. You may remember that Professor 
Brooks, the author of the "American Citizen," and world-fam- 
ous authority on economics, condemned charity balls when he 
was out here. Moreover he draped his disapproval against the 
blue and gold background of the tea which Mrs. William 
Crocker gave at the Fairmont Hotel. Society is instructed 
by specialists in charities and corrections at these yearly teas, 
and as a rule the guests go away in the warm glow of appre- 
ciation that it is better to give than to receive. But Professor 
Brooks chilled that glow by his disapproval of many kinds of 
giving — via a charity ball, for example. 

Mrs. Crocker is a very brilliant and well read woman, and 
probably the rebuke did not come with the swift surprising 
sting to her that it did to some of the other people present. Mrs. 
Carolan is another woman who knows that there is a very thin 
rind over the compromise we make with right living and clear 
thinking. 

Said a less thoughtful woman to Mrs. Carolan : "What did 
you think of what Dr. Brooks said?" 

Mrs. Carolan replied : "I thoroughly agreed with him." 
The other woman gasped and fluttered, and finally managed 
to articulate: "Then you are a socialist!" 

"If Professor Brook's views are socialistic, then so are 
mine," calmly announced Mrs. Carolan, "for I don't see how 
any one can dispute the justice and logic of his remarks." 
A steaming cup of Oolong averted a fainting spell. 
However, probably the great man himself would wish suc- 
cess to the Mardi Gras ball for the benefit of the Children's 
Hospital. The young women who have set their delicate shoul- 
ders to the task of raising the fund feel that they cannot during 
the next few weeks change the face of nature, restore the land 
to the people, wipe out sin and waste and wanton greed, and 
care for little sick children. As it is very necessary that more 
money be added to the treasury, these women are going about to 
raise it in a time-honored, if not a savant-honored way — by a 
charity ball. 

© © © 
The Sunday afternoon symphony concerts are going to be tre- 
mendous successes. Music loving people, who are supporting 
the project, were determined that every one shall have an op- 
portunity to enjoy a thrill, and Hadley heartily agrees that Sun- 
day afternoon concerts, with admission fee a few cents, would 
have an educational value. So last Sunday he made up a pro- 
gram for the "wage-earners' concert" that was chosen with all 
the genius and inspiration of a great leader. 

It was very interesting to count the automobiles at the wage- 
earners' concert. 

Likewise the observant wage-earner had plenty of oppor- 
tunity to discover that velvet and furs and real lace were never 
used more lavishly than this year. 

Among those present at the wage-earners' — but why reprint 
the Blue Book here ? 

The school teacher who told me all about it seemed to think 
that society took a small advantage of marked down prices, and 
under false pretenses got something for practically nothing. 
But why regard it in that light? To me the fact that so many 
people ordered their limousines in time for the wage-earners' 
concert on Sunday afternoon is the first positive proof that we 
have had in many a day that there are men and women of 
social standing who really care about music. They did not go 
to be looked at, to preen their feathers, to be featured in the 
society columns, but because the Friday concerts do not give 
the men of the family an opportunity to enjoy the music, and 
because these women, who likewise go to the Friday concerts, 
find the lure of a Sunday afternoon of music just as beckoning 
© © © 

The Oriental ball to be given by the Charles Templeton 
Crackers on the 26th of this month is straining the imagination 
of society. To accomplish the "oh, so different look" and yet 



PALACE HOTEL 

Situated on Market Street in the center of the city. 
Take any Market Street Car from the Ferry. 

FAIRMONT HOTEL 

The most beautifully situated of any City Hotel 

in the world. 

Take the Sacramento Street Cars from the Ferry 

Two Great Hotels Under the Management of the 

PALACE HOTEL COMPANY 



appear in Oriental costume is a tax on the genius of the local 
dressmakers and designers. Mrs. Crocker, her sister, Jennie 
Crocker, and her mother, Mrs. William Irwin, have refused to 
lift the lids on the boxes which came through the Customs 
House the other day, and in which repose the splendors of the 
Oriental costumes designed for them in Paris. Mrs. Gus 
Spreckels, Mrs. Fred Kohl and Mrs. Francis Carolan are not so 
secretive. Mrs. Spreckels has had a costume patterned after 
the remarkable gown of pearls and feathers which Gaby Deslys 
wore; Mrs. Francis Carolan has had a Cleopatra gown made 
not the sort of gown which Bernard Shaw's rather pert and ado- 
lescent little lady would wear, but the kind of costume a very 
knowing, sinuous, languorous Cleopatra would don for just 
such an event; Mrs. Fred Kohl will go as the Queen of Sheba, 
and her only regret in the selection is that the little black 
muff dog which she has carried all winter does not match. The 
audience will have no regrets, I am sure, for Mrs. Kohl will 
make a wondrous Queen of Sheba. 
© © © 

Luncheons and receptions have trimmed the week, dance 
music not reverberating against the calendar with as much en- 
ergy as last week. One of the prettiest luncheons was that pre- 
sided over by Mrs. E. E. Brownell at her Broadway home Tues- 
day. About thirty guests enjoyed Mrs. Brownell's hospitality, 
and the usual luncheon chatter in this instance had a serious 
quality, for Mrs. Brownell is one of the young society matrons 
who is more civic-minded than social-minded. She was one 
of the young women who advocated pure milk for dependent 
babies and helped to establish a fund whereby several hundred 
babies under the care of the Associated Charities are fed on 
clean milk. 

Miss Agnes Tillmann was a luncheon hostess on Wednesday, 
entertaining in honor of Miss Oroville Wooster and Miss Cor- 
nelia Armsby. Miss Wooster is enjoying a strenuous season 
under the chaperonage of her aunt, Mrs. Gus Spreckels. Mrs. 
Spreckels has made her home in Paris for a number of years, 
where she has always entertained friends from San Francisco in 
a most delightful fashion, and now her attractive young niece is 
drawing dividends on that hospitality. 
© © © 

There is a great difference in the way women who attain 
social distinction abroad share their honors with home friends. 



VLADIMIR DE PACHMANN 

The Greatest Pianist of the Twentieth Century will 
appear in San Francisco beginning January 28. 

Pachmann, as before, uses the Baldwin Piano for the ex- 
pression of his magic art, the instrument of which he himself 
says: 

" • * • It cries when I feel like crying; It sings joyfully 
when I feel like singing. It responds like a human being to 
every mood. I love the Baldwin Piano." 

If you are interested, come to our store, where you may 
know and hear the Baldwin tone in Intimate association. 

She 2^af8mm (flompang 

Manufacturers 
310 Sutter Street Above Grant Avenue 



January 20, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



13 



The spirit of some of them is "what I have worked so hard to 
get you shan't have without effort." So when they give a dinner 
for visiting compatriots they do not invite many of the exhib- 
its A. A curious instance of another sort was exploited by a 
certain matron who stormed London very successfully. She 
had not been readily accepted by San Francisco society, but 
when she began to arnve in London, visitors from California 
were very glad to look her up, and she chose to forget that there 
were old scores to settle, and shared her prestige and acquaint- 
ance very generously. If she had contemplated returning here 
there would be nothing remarkable about her generous acts, for 
a great many American women have had to break down doors 
abroad before they could enter in their own country. But this 
woman has never returned to California and never expects to. 

Mrs. Gus Spreckeis and her beautiful daughter, Lurline, Mrs. 
Spencer Eddy, achieved a place in French society in two or 
three seasons for which many Americans spend a dozen and 
more years, and finally give up in despair. Their gracious hos- 
pitality to visiting Californians and their loyalty to old friends 
has made them among the most popular and most lavishly en- 
tertained visitors here. It will be grateful news to many to 
hear that Mrs. Eddy is now in very good health, and with her 
husband, who is called "the best dressed American man in 
Europe," and her child, is wintering in Paris. 
© © © 

Mrs. A. W. Scott's reception on Wednesday afternoon for 
Mrs. James Rolph, Jr., brought out several hundred guests, 
many of whom had not had the pleasure of. meeting the wife of 
the Mayor. Mrs. Rolph has led a quiet home life, but has the 
easy, gracious manner of the well-bred woman, and if the strain 
of standing for hours and greeting unfamiliar people was an or- 
deal, she never gave a single outward sign of it. Mrs. Scott is 
an admirable hostess, rordiai without being over-cautious about 
the comfort of her guests. Nothing kills enjoyment more com- 
pletely than the nervous, over-anxious hostess, who flutters 
about, pressing more things to eat than any one wants, who 
makes people miserable by insisting that the chair is not com- 
fortable, and charges the atmosphere with a feeling of unrest. 
Mrs. Scott has the poise of the well-trained hostess, plus a cer- 
tain charm of her own, and oi course the reception reflected this. 
In the receiving line with Mrs. Rolph and Mrs. Scott were Mrs. 
Frank Mott, Mrs. M. H. Robbins, Jr., Mrs. William W. Morrow, 
Mrs. E. G. Denniston, Mrs. William Sesnon, Mrs. W. L. Moore, 
Mrs. Marshall Hale, Mrs. David Louderback, Mrs. George Lev- 
iston, Mrs. John Meyers, Mrs. C. E. Grunsky, Mrs. Edward de 
Witt Taylor, Mrs. Seth Mann, Mrs. Henry Payot, Mrs. Thomas 
F. Graham, Miss Jean H. Reid, Miss Adeline Bogart, Miss 
Taska Bruntsch, Miss Lucile Bresse, Miss Ethel Graham, Miss 
Nadine de Ojeda, Miss Alma Bermingham, Miss Kate Grunsky, 
Miss Geraldine Fitzgibbon and Miss Ruth Scott. 
© a © 

The ball at the Fairmont this Friday night will be preceded 
by the usual number of dinners, one of the largest and most 
elaborate of these parties to be presided over by Mr. and Mrs. 
Talbot Walker, who have bidden eighty friends to meet them at 
the Palace. 



One of the handiest desk calendars of the season is be- 
ing distributed by George D. Graham, of 523 Commercial 
street, local agent for Charles Eneu Johnson & Co., manufac- 
turers of printing inks, with branches in all the big cities of the 
United States. It is in a small, compact leaf form, with blanks 
under each date which affords excellent opportunities for the 
happy possessor to keep accurate tab on all his future dates 
and engagements. Only a big and successful business firm 
would have the foresight to conceive such a ready desk re- 
minder for the busy business man. 



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"Just before his departure for Spain," said the magazine 

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apartment in London. A popular novelist called after dinner. 
He told us all about his phenomenal sales. Then — fishing for 
compliments, you know — he sighed and said: T grow richer 
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new work is not so good as my old." "Oh, nonsense!" said Mr. 
Howells; 'you write just as well as ever you did, my boy. Your 
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SOCIMT PERSOML ITEMS 




Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issus, and must be signed to receive attention. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

JANSEN-MARTIN.— The engagement has been announced of Miss Marian 
Bromley Jansen to Carl Martin, son of Mrs. A. H. Martin of this city. 

MERSEREAL'-TISCH. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Mersereau have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Verna, to Carl Tisch, 
of Wilkesbarn., Pa. The wedding will take place early in the spring 
in Wilkesbarre at the Tisch home. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
30ERICKE-SYMMES.— The marriage of Miss Dorothy Mae Eoericke to 
Laurence Metcalf Symmes will take place at 9 o'clock on Wednesday 
evening. February 7th, at the First Unitarian Church. Immediately 
after the ceremony there will be a reception at the Boericke residence 
at 1717 Jackson street, to which about 200 guests have been invited. 
HAMILTON-SCHILLING. — The marriage of Miss Alexandra Hamilton 
and Rudolph Schilling will take place in April. It will be a small home 
wedding, taking place at the residence of the bride's mother. Mrs. 
Alexander Hamilton, on Fillmore street. 

WEDDINGS. 

BEEGER-BARNESON. — Misd Pauline Beeger and John Leslie Barneson. 
eldest son of Captain Barneson, were married Wednesday evening at 
St. Peter's Church, Redwood City. 

JOSSELYN-DUNCAN. — The wedding of Miss Myra Josselyn and William 
Duncan took place at St. Luke's Church on Wednesday evening. It 
was a brilliant affair. The ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. 
William Ford Nichols, assisted by Rev. Edward Morgan. 

PRATT-.IEFFRESS. — The maniage of Mrs. Emma Brown Pratt and ,\1- I- 
vin Garfield Jeffress took place Wednesday at the bride's home in Ber- 
keley. It was a very quiet affair, only relatives and intimate friends 
being present aL the ceremony, 

LUNCHEONS. 

BOSTWICK. — Mrs. M. A. Huxtuv Bostwick was hostess at a pretty lunch- 
eon recently at the Palace, in honor of Miss Edith Kelly of Oakland, 
the fiancee of John W. Garthwaite. 

DAVIS. — Mrs. Winfield Scott Davis was hostess at an elaborate luncheon 
on Thursday afternoon. It was given at her home in Presidio Terrace, 
and was followed by a few rounds of bridge. 

GARCEAU. — Mrs. Alexander Garceau entertained at a luncheon and bridge 
Tuesday, at her home in Jackson street. 

GIRVIN. — Miss Lee Girvin gave a pretty luncheon at the Fairmont re- 
cently. 

GREEN. — Mrs. Charles Green will entertain at an elaborate luncheon on 
Wednesday next at the St. Francis, in honor of Miss Marie Louise 
Foster, the fiancee of Eldridge Green. 

KEELER. — Mrs. Starr Keeler entertained at a luncheon Tuesday at the 
Town and Country Club in honor of the Misses Minna Van Bergen 
and Marie Louise Foster. 

MOFFITT. — Mrs. James K. Mofhtt entertained at a luncheon at her home 
in Piedmont on Wednesday, to which many of her friends from this 
side of the bay were invited. 

MOORE. — Miss Margaret Moore presided over a luncheon at the Palace 
Hotel on Friday, in honor of Miss Isabel McLaughlin. 

NICKEL. — Mrs. J. Leroy Nickel entertained at luncheon followed by a 
bridge party recently at the Franclsca Club. 

REDDING. — Joseph D. Redding entertained several friends of his daugh- 
ter, Miss Josephine Redding, informally at luncheon at the St. Francis 
recently. 

STARR. — Mrs. Walter Starr was hostess at a luncheon Wednesday at her 
home in Oakland, given in honor of Mrs. Stanley Moore. 

TEAS. 

ALEXANDER. — Miss Harriet Alexander was hostess at a tea recently at 
her home. It was in honor of the Misses Oroville Wooster and Jose- 
phine Redding. 

BAKER. — Mrs. Herbert Baker and Miss Florlde Hunt will give a tea next 
Thursday in honor of Mis;» Marian Marvin, the flancei ul Charles Otis 
Johnson. 

COOK. — Miss Violet Madeline Cook has sent out cards for a tea to be 
given Friday, January 26th, at her home in Washington street for 
nearly one hundred of the younger girls. The complimented guests al 
the affair will be Miss Marie Payne and Miss Gertrude Mitchell. 

HALE. — Mrs. Prentice Cobb Hale entertained at a tea Monday afternoon 
in honor of Miss Marie Louise Tyson. 

HELLWIG. — Mrs. Charles A. Hellwig gave an elaborate tea recently in 
honor of Miss Ruth Waller, of Honolulu, who leaves for England the 
last of this month. 

MEARS. — Miss Winnifred Mears entertained at a tea recently at her home 
on Pierce street. 

MINER. — Miss Kathryn Miner, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miner. 
of San Mateo, gave a farewell tea recently at which she entertained 
many of her friends from town and Burnngame. 

TILLMANN. — Miss Agnes Tillmann will entertain at an informal tea Wed- 
nesday afternoon for Miss Cornelia Armsby and Miss Oroville Wooster. 



WOOSTER. — Miss Orrie Wooster was hostess at a pretty, informal tea 
recently. 

DINNERS. 

DUTTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton entertained at a dinner at 
the St. Francis Tuesday evening, at which thirty of their friends were 
their guests. 

IRWIN. — Mr. and Mrs. William G. Irwin will give a dinner on the 26th. 
before the Oriental bail at the Hotel St. Francis. 

MARTIN.— Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at a dinner party Friday even- 
ing, preceding the Greenway dance. The dinner was in compliment to 
Miss Arabella Morrow. 

MOORE.— Rear-Admiral C. B. T. Moore, U. S. N., and Mrs. Moore, enter- 
tained a dinner party recently at Yerba Buena, in honor of Captain 
Alexander K. Jones. 

MORRISON. — The Misses Morrison, of San Jose, entertained at an elabo- 
rate dinner at their home recently in honor of Maj. and Mrs. Thomas Q. 
Ashburn, who have left for Seattle. 

NEWHALL. — Miss Marian Newhall will be a dinner hostess preceding the 
Oriental ball to be given hy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker 
on January 26th. 

PATIGIAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Haig Patlgian gave a dinner recently at their 
apartment at the Gables in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Greene of 
New York, who are spending the winter here. 

PETERS. — Miss Anna Peters presided as hostess over an elaborate dinner 
for about thirty covers on Friday night at the Fairmont Hotel. 

STETSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stetson were hosts at a dinner recently 
at the St. Francis. Covers were laid for twenty. 

THOMAS. — Miss Gertrude Thomas entertained at a handsome dinner pre- 
ceding the dance of the Gaiety Club recently. The affair took place 
at the Fairmont. 

TOBIN. — Edward Tobin entertained guests at dinner at the Fairmont re- 
cently in honor of the Viscount do Tristan and the Viscountess de 
Tristan. 

WELCH. — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch. Jr., entertained at a handsomely 
appointed dinnei at the Fairmont, preceding the Bachelors and Bene- 
dicts' ball on Friday night. 

WILLIAMSON.— C. Y. Williamson was host at a dinner party Tuesday 
evening at the Fairmont In honor of the new British Consul Carnegie 
Ross, C. E. 

CARDS. 

PALDWIN. — Miss Metlia McMahon and Miss Marie Louise Tyson were the 
feted guests at the large bridge party given Wednesday by the Misses 
Laura and Mildred Baldwin. It took place at the Baldwin home in 
Presidio Terrace. 

BAKER,— Mrs, Herbert Ross Baker and hei sister. M iss Floride Hunt, 
will entertain at a bridge party next Thursday in honor of Miss 
Marlon Marvin, the fiancee of Otis Johnson. The affair will take place 
at tin- home of Mrs. Randall Hunt in Paeific avenue. 

BREEZE. — Mrs. William Breeze gave a large bridge party recently at her 
home on Vallejo street. 

KELLOGG. — Miss Louise Kellogg was hostess at an Informal bridge party 
recently at El Drlsco. 

McMAHON. — Miss Metha McMahon was hostess at a bridge party recently 
at the home of her mother. Mis. Eug< ne Bresse, in Washington street 
The affair was enjoyed by a Large number of the younger girls. 

MORGAN. — Mrs. Horace \\\ Morgan wis hostess at a large bridge party 
on Wednesday afternuun at her Imme in Washington street. 

PALMANTEER. — Miss Hazel Palmanteer was hostess Tuesday afternoon 
at a bridge tea In compliment l<» Miss Dorothy Boericke, the fiancee of 
Mr. Laurence Symmes. 

PARKER. — Mrs. Robert Parker gave an enjoyable bridge party recently 
at her home at Fort Mason. Mrs. Charles Walker McClure was the 
guest of honor. 

PORTER. — Mrs. W. S. Porter was hostess to a number of friends re- 
cently, entertaining at a bridge tea. 

ROSENFELD. — Mrs. Henry Rosenfeld was hostess at an elaborate bridge 
luncheon reeently at the St. Francis, when she entertained 160 
friends. 

SHOTWELL. — Mrs. J. W. Shotweil entertained a large bridge party Friday 
afternoon at her home on Broderick street. 

SMYTH. — Mrs. Mary Hanson-Smyth and her daughter, Mrs. 1. R. D. Grubb, 
entertained at a bridge party Wednesday afternoon at their beautiful 
home on Jackson street in honor of Miss Dorothy Boericke, 

tueanOR. — Miss Edith Treanor was hostess at a delightful bridge party 
recently at her Pacific avenue home. 

VON SCHRADER.— Mis. Aiieyne von Schrader gave a bridge party re- 
cently at her home at the Presidio. It was in honor "i" Mrs. Francii 
Hardaway. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

MASTEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Manuel Masten gave a theatre part] re- 
cently, followed by an elaborate supper. 

WARD. — Mrs. James Ward will entertain at a large theatre party to be 
given this evening In honor of her daughter. Miss Helen Johnson. 
There will be thirty guests, and supper will be served later at the St. 
Francis. 

WELCH.— Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch. Jr.. were hosts at a theatre party 
recently. Later they had supper at one of the cafes, 



January 20, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



15 



DINNER DANCES. 

Mi. and Mrs. Henry J. Crocker and their ill bul laughter, 

Miss Mario will entertain at an elaborate dlnnei dance al 

their home in Laj alng, In compliment to Miss 

I»orothy Page and Miss Isabel Beaver. 

DANCES. 
HUNTINGTON.— Miss Marian Huntington will entertain at a dance 
this evening at her home on Jackson street. 
EOT i . '.i. | /elyn Cunningham and Miss Genevieve Cunning- 

ham will be the guests of honor at a large ball to be given at the 
Fairmont on February 2d by then aunt, Mrs. George Whlttell. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 
LYMAN. — Edmunds Lyman entertained a house party over the week-end 
at his home at Burlingame. 

MUSICALES. 

CLA RK . — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark were hosts recently at an enjoyable 
muslcale at their home, "El Palomar," in San Mateo. 

HEGGERTY. — Mrs. Charles J. Heggerty entertained recently at a musicale 
at her home in Pierce street. 

RECEPTIONS. 

McCLURE. — Colonel and Mrs. Chester McClure and Colonel and Mrs. Wm. 

Sage were guests of honor at a large reception held Wednesday evening 

at the Officers' Club. 
SCOTT. — Mrs. A. W. Scott, Jr., was hostess at a brilliant reception at 

her home Wednesday afternoon in honor of Mrs, James Rolph, Jr. The 

hours of the reception were from 4 until 6 o'clock. 
TURNER. — Miss Ruth Allison Turner and her sister, Miss Madeline Mac- 

Crae Turner, gave a reception yesterday at their home in Vallejo 

street. Thei*e were a large number of the younger set at the affair. 

ARRIVALS. 

BALDWIN. — Captain Murray Baldwin has returned from a visit to San 

Jose. 
BLETHEN.— Mrs. Howard Plethen, who has been spending a couple of 

months in Alameda as the guest of her mother, Mrs. E. D. Crowley, 

has returned to her apartments at the Colonial, where she will be 

domiciled for the balance of the winter. 
BREWER. — The Misses Ysabel, Marie and Helena Brewer, who have been 

ma Icing their home in Los Angeles for several months, have returned 

to San Francisco, and are located In a charming apartment in Broad- 
way for the winter. 
CLEMENT. — Miss Ethel Clement has returned from the Bast, when she 

had been visiting for some time. 
CRIST.— Mr. and .Mrs. Frederick Crist have returned from their wedding 

trip, and are in their new home on Chetwood atreel in Oakland. 
CROCKER.— Mi. and Mrs. Charles m Crocker, who passed the holiday 

season in Chicago, have relm-m-d from the East and are at the St. 

Francis, where they will stay Poi the remainder ol the si 
CROCKER.— Mr. and Mrs. William II. Crocker havi returned from 

Barbara, where they went for a brief visit. 
HAVENS. — Mrs. Frank Havens has returned to ,r WlldwOQd»" hei i 

Piedmont, after a visit in the East. 
iiEALY. — Mrs. Healy, widow of the late Frederick Healy, and hei 

Mrs. Hennlng of Santa Barbara, have arrived from the south-! 

of the State, and are domiciled al the Stewan foi I 
ROSS.- Mlea Josephin< Rosa and Miss [da Ross, who recently returned 

from abroad, are at the Fairmont 
SCHUYLER. — Montgomery Schuyler, Jr., of New York. arrlv i 

Japan on Saturday, and Is at the St, Fran< 
WHEELER.— Mr. and Mrs. William R, Wheeler have returned from their 

eountrj hum.', "Rancha di i Sequan," and 

dence In I 'aclflc ai enue. 
rOUNG. Mr. and Mrs a ive returned 

i M| , to Honolulu. Thej are al the Si Francis, where they will 

foi several i 

DEPARTURES. 

\i;.msi:v Raj I and ■■■ ■ 3unday for Europe, to be 

iii montlu 
ASHBURN Major and Mrs. Thomas Q, A&hburn h ft recently t< 
w>-\\ station al Seattle. 

VI'K I \S Bl e M. Atkins has lefl foi ■ 

pari i sxpe< ts to b >t two or three w> 

BRUGUIERE.- Mrs. Louts BruKUiere and 

K.,si I - : ' vim. In San Fram l» •■ Pin i •■* 

for t 
FRANKLIN. Di and Mis. J. Walter Scott Franklin havi goni f i 

He. v > joy the pleasures of the wlnt« 

GREGG. Mis. w i Ihneton Gregs •'■ ■ ,| " 1 her daught 

and Miss EtheJ irk. and will 

dlately toi Paris, where Ihey will remain t"i several mo 

k Hayes, and her niece. Miss Ellsa Mc Mailer 
to Now Vork whence they will sail lor Euro] 
peel to remain ■ 
.■ :s Mis Walton I 

,1 weeks, returned 

to ii - itly. 

BUTTON. -Mr. and Mis. O. H. Hutto ntly for Honolulu, where 

their honeymoon will be spent. 
KAUFMAN Mis J unea Lam Kaufman left on Tuesday for > ■ 

In Coronado. 



JCLLIF1 i jnihn, i, ,i \\ ■ x ,, w York, i 

>i E iropi . to be abi ■ al tths. 

LOMBARD.— Mr. and tfi Gaj Lombard o! Portland, who have been al 

the St. Fran i (,,,■ ps | rem months, left Tuesday on the Wtl- 

helmina for I [onolulu, 

MARYE.— Mr. and Mra. George T. Mai ye, Jr., and their niece, Miss Esther 
Moreland, will leave for the East the last of February. 

MAURBR.- Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Maurer have gone to San Diego, and will 
be away for about six weeks. 

MacGAVIN. — Mrs, Walter MacGavin has left for Los Angeles, where she 
Will visit her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Drunimond Mac- 
Gavin. 

NEILSON. — Mrs. William Delaware Neilson, who has been a guest of her 
father, Senator Charles N. Feltun, at his home in Broadway for sev- 
eral weeks, left recently for her home in Philadelphia. 

ROGERS. — Miss Ona Rogers, who has: been visiting her aunt, Mrs. An- 
drews, in this city for two or three months, left recently for her home 
in Santa Barbara. 

ROOSEVELT. — Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., accompanied by 
Mrs. Alexander, left yesterday 1'or a visit to Colonel and Mrs. Roose- 
velt at Oyster Bay. 

SCHWEITZER. — Mr. and Mrs. Melville Schweitzer left Thursday night for 
Pasadena to visit the latter' 8 parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Heyne- 
man. 

SHEEHAN. — Miss Romietta Wallace Sheehan has gone to Arizona, where 
she will enjoy a visit for the next few weeks. 

ST. GOAR. — Henry St. Goar will go to Paso Robles shortly, where he will 
join Mrs. St. Goar and her son, Charles St. Goar, who are enjoying a 
visit there. 

WESTERFELD.— Mr. and Mrs. H. William Wcsterfeld will leave January 
31st for Europe, where they will travel for several months. 

WOODS.— Fred Woods will leave for the East on the 26th of this month 
to remain several weeks. 

WUEST. — Miss Leonora Wuest left on Wednesday for her home in Cin- 
cinnati, after spending the winter with her brother. Lieutenant Wuest, 
at the Presidio. 

INTIMATIONS. 
ARONSON. — Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Aronson. who have been visiting relatives 

here for several weeks, will return to their home in New York shortly. 
ASHE. — Mrs. Dulce Bolado Ashe and Miss Constance Borrowe are In 

Paris, where they will remain Indefinitely. 
BANE. — Reverend and Mrs. A. C. Bane have taken possession of theli hm> 

home in Berkeley. 
BLAKEMAN.— Judge and Mra. T. /. Blakeman are at the St. r la 

where they will remain during the winter. 
BOREL. — Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Uorel have closed their house it San Mateo 

for the remainder of the season, and an- established in their town 

bouse in Washington and Franklin streets. 
BRICE.— Mrs. J. J. Bnce and h.i daughter, Miss Elizabeth Brlee an a1 

their apartments tn the Keystone, where they will remain for the 

present. 
BUCK.— -Mrs. Frank Buck, Jr.. is entertaining her father, C. B. Zabriskie, 

of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Buck 

mont. 
CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles fcL Crocker have returned from the 

East. They will spend the r< the winter at the St. Pi 

CORYELL.— Mr. and Mrs. Joseph b In Los Angeles, where 

they may remain for anothei we 
The Misses Mai/.ie and A r 

Ruth Brooks at Angel Island over the week-end. 
CROCKER.— Miss Ethel I I after Lent to visit her 

aunt, the * ™ Ski. 

I d'NN'E.— Peter P. Dunne expects to leave for New York in about two 

weeks, win 
EASTON — Mr and Mis Ansel East f Mew York en n 

their home in San M al nths. 

FERGUSON, Mi and U ! tbetr son Jack are 

in Pbiladc ttter. 

r< ISTER. M 

Mrs. Charli Iheli San Mateo 

I 
i. at their home on nue. 

Madley ha- gUMt of Mr and Mrs. Charles 

Clark at Ht PaJomar, their, 

liotaltng and 

Howitt. 01 
week In town as the guest of Miss Mary f Tell man at her h 
fornia street. 
KAINK — Mb -t rr vislt tn New Vork. 

KEENEY Y Keeoey hi Mr and M 

at Burlingame. 
KEMPFF — Miss Cornelia Kemi»n* Is at r-r 

St. Louis. 
KIMTM.K— Mr and Mra Fred H ng a week in town from 

their ranch at Bakersfield. 
MARTIN— Mr. and Mis Walter Martin and their two children ha\ 

up from iheir Rurlingume home, and are visiting at the residence of 
tin on Btom 
:i.ANE— Mr tad Mrs lb Mis* Alice Mao- 

ne. are at the St. Francis, and are being entertained at a series 
of informal parr 

MacMILLAN. Captain and Mr?. R- 

Fort Hunt. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 




The New York 
Financial Outlook. 



The market this week continues to 
mark time, awaiting further develop- 
ments in the field of politics and a 
clearing up of the foreign situation. 
The Coalers, under the leadership of Lehigh Valley and Read- 
ing, displayed pronounced strength, influenced to a large degree 
by the declaration of an extra 10 per cent cash dividend in Le- 
high Valley. The stockholders in Reading are doubtless look- 
ing forward to some such melon-cutting in the near future, but 
at the present writing it does not seem probable in consideration 
of the past actions of the directors of this railroad. 

Union Pacific continues to display very little resiliency and 
should be shorted on all rallies. It still looks as if this stock 
were definitely on the down grade. The buying is not con- 
vincing, and is mostly for short accounts or for the account of 
bullish traders who noted the supporting orders around the 166 
mark, which, however, are likely to be withdrawn at any time. 

Canadian Pacific has been quite heavy all week. While the 
earnings cannot be construed as a bearish factor, stock, how- 
ever, has suffered from a persistent dribble of liquidation for 
European accounts, and as the bulls in this security seem pretty 
well loaded up, this liquidation has been accompanied by a 
drop in the price. 

We still feel favorably disposed towards National Biscuit 
and Texas Oil, and believe that both of these securities are 
booked for higher prices. Texas Oil has been a dormant factor 
in the market since the first of the year, but there seems to be 
little pressure on the stock, and it readily responds to bullish 
manipulation. 

There has been a good deal of speculation in the copper trade 
as to whether the metal has seen the top of its advance. The 
monthly statement of surplus the other day was, of course, very 
favorable, but when transactions for the whole of 1911 are con- 
sidered, it is seen that curtailment has been responsible for a 
share of the improvement, and that export business has been 
responsible for the balance. Copper business has been pretty 
good abroad, but not good enough to suggest the quick absorp- 
tion of all the metal that has been sent over there during the past 
few months, and it develops now that much of this metal was 
bought by speculators. Now that these speculators seem willing 
to sell, a heavy standard market in London is the natural result. 
The copper shares reflect this heaviness. 

The recent strength in Corn, and the sharp advance in the 
market was helped along by a concerted drive against the short 
interest. 

It looks very much as if the bull interest had the Corn situa- 
tion pretty much in their own hands for the present, and we 
would not advise selling corn unless short stops are employed. 
Wheat has naturally responded to the strength in corn, but we 
believe that as soon as the bull manipulations are over in corn 
wheat will have a sharp break. 

We now believe that the time has arrived when Cotton should 
be bought on all sharp breaks. — By Ferdinand Thieriot, Resi- 
dent Partner Ehrich & Co., 409 Pine St., San Francisco. 



The petroleum production of Cali- 
Oil in 1911. fornia in 1911 is estimated by David 

T. Day, of the United States Geo- 
logical Survey, as reaching a possible 83,000,000 barrels. At 
the close of 1910 oil was being produced in California at an 
average rate greater than during 1909. This increase continued 
and the total production for the year 1911 was between 80,000,- 
000 and 83,000,000 barrels, compared with 73,010,560 barrels in 
1910. While the consumption also increased, production con- 
tinued to exceed the demand, stocks increased to about 40,000,- 
000 barrels, and prices receded to 30 cents a barrel where they 
were not governed by long-time contracts, although higher 
prices ruled for refining oils. The increased production was 
chiefly from the Sunset and McKittrick region, from the pools 
already developed in 1910. Three significant discoveries dur- 
ing the year were (1) evidences of a large field in La Habra 
Valley; (2) the discovery of a deep oil sand in the Midway field 



containing a heavier oil than in the higher zones; and (3) the 
discovery at the end of the year in the Coalinga field of a zone 
of light oil 1,500 feet below the main producing beds, in a 
lower geologic formation. The probability of this last-men- 
tioned discovery had been pointed out in the reports on the 
Coalinga district published by the United States Geological 
Survey in 1908 and again in 1910. 

The Lake View gusher collapsed at the end of 1910. In the 
latter part of March, the Associated Oil Co. drilled in Sec. 13, 
T. 3, R. 10, in La Habra Valley, 3 miles from the old Fullerton 
field, and in line with the developments in the Coyote Hills. 
Oil was found at 3,360 feet, and the wells started at 600 bar- 
rels a day. This caused such activity in the region and such 
favorable results that in June the Fullerton field, including the 
new developments, was producing about half a million barrels 
monthly. The oil sands seem thick and the wells promise to be 
persistent producers. 



The Oil Surplus. 



While there was the expected accu- 
mulation of stocks, it is important 
to note the considerable increases in 
consumption, important features of which were contracts with 
Arizona smelters for 60,000 barrels a month, which were made 
at the beginning of the year. In October, the Canadian Pacific 
Railway was buying 20,000 barrels a month for use in terminal 
yards, and on the steamers plying to the north. It is said to 
be the plan of this railway eventually to use oil only for its pas- 
senger service as far as Kamloops, B. C. The year proved 
strenuous for the Independent Producers' Agency, and after 
many methods for relieving the situation had been suggested 
the association agreed to a plan for providing 10,000,000 barrels 
of storage, ana at the end of the year contracts for building this 
storage had been made. Inasmuch as the consumption has been 
increased beyond what was deemed probable at the beginning 
of the year, it cannot be considered that the critical conditions 
existing in California in 1911 have been entirely without per- 
manent benefit to the trade, which has now reached a position 
where the addition of even one or two large steamship com- 
panies to the ranks of oil burners, or equivalent consumption in 
other directions, would make the demand equal the present pro- 
duction. It is not too much to expect that unless a great increase 
in production takes place in 1912, the increase of manufactures 
and of domestic consumption will reduce the accumulated 
stocks. 



The Comstocks continue to show 
Mining Share Market, the most life in the Nevada groups. 

Union and Con.-Virginia were the 
target for professional selling during the week, the former be- 
cause of an impending 15 cent assessment, which was levied 
Tuesday, and the latter because of its top-heavy condition, due 
to the petering out of its recent ore find. Transactions in both 
issues were heavy. Ophir was steady, and was quoted ex-divi- 
dend 10 cents. It was the only producer to make a weekly 
showing of ore, $13,871. The other producers, Mexican and 
Crown Point, are still tied up under the concerted repairs going 
on in the shafts. Mexican's mill is reported to be in fair work- 
ing trim, and announcement has been made that it will shortly 
begin its regular run on the ore blocked out in the mine. Mar- 
ket prices continued irregular, and without backbone. In the 
Southern Nevada groups the Tonopahs remained the most in- 
teresting section on account of the excellent showing made by 
the producers. The output of the camp reached $221,025 last 
week, a gain of nearly $10,000 over the preceding week. The 



EHRICH & COMPANY 

409 PINE STREET 

Members New York Stock Exchange 

Foreigrn Correspondents 

Securities Bought and Sold on Commission 

STOCKS, BONDS, COTTON AND GRAIN 

Private Wire Chicago — New York 

FERDINAND THIERIOT, Resident Partner 

Telephones: Sutter 2170 Home C 6630 San Francisco 



January 20, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



17 



net profit of Tonopah Mining for December was $160,078, and 
for Belmont $151,137, which insures the maintenance of their 
regular quarterly dividends. The new mill of MacNamara was 
started on its regular run this week, and will add materially to 
the output of the camp. The Goldfields and Manhattans drifted 
at level figures. 



The pamphlet report of the South- 
Southern Pacific Report, em Pacific and proprietary com- 
panies for the fiscal year ending on 
June 30, 1911, shows a decrease in gross revenues of $2,612,876, 
or 1.78 per cent below the figures for the previous year. The 
falling off in aggregate earnings was aggravated further by the 
expansion in the operating expense account and by a 7.32 per 
cent increase in taxes. Thus the net profits of the system suf- 
fered a shrinkage of $4,473,406. The net returns of $42,764,978 
was nearly 9.50 per cent lower than in 1910. The gross revenues 
for the year were $121,911,028, and the final surplus after all 
the fixed charges had been subtracted stood at $26,117,207, 
against $35,463,218 at the close of the previous twelve months. 
Passenger, mail and express receipts increased $759,219; oper- 
ating expenses grew $2,071,000, and net earnings were smaller 
by $4,080,000. At the end of the fiscal year the Southern Pacific 
had $1,128,182,420 of assets and a profit and loss surplus of 
$144,758,953, an increase of $9,933,640. The report showed the 
company now owns $20,000,000 of the stock of the Pacific Elec- 
tric Railway, a consolidation of traction in Southern California, 
which has a funded debt of $49,693,000, of which the Southern 
Pacific holds $20,939,000. In addition, the road has acquired 
$43,000,000 stock of other California traction lines. Its ad- 
vances to these lines now total $20,822,330. 

The company owes the Union Pacific $20,007,000, and has ad- 
vanced funds aggregating $108,848,000 to its subsidiary com- 
panies. The balance sheet shows the stocks and bonds owned 
have a book value of $342,119,000. 



The annual report of the Fireman's 
Fireman's Fund Report. Fund Insurance Company shows it 

to be in a stronger position than it 
was before the conflagration of 1906. This growing strength is 
reflected in an increase of the quarterly dividend from 3 to 4 
per cent, and in a recent sharp advance in the price of the stock 
from 235 to 250. In summarizing his annual report to the stock- 
holders, President W. J. Dutton said : "The last year has been 
a very satisfactory one to the company. It has shown a material 
increase in both assets and surplus. The assets this year are 
$8,649,591.75, as against $8,070,629.43 last year. There has been 
an increase of $578,962.32. The premiums written for the year 
amount to $5,487,674.02, a gain of $485,440.03 over 1910. We 
now show a surplus of $2,581,460.52, an increase over last year 
of $195,079.89. The company's statement shows assets more 
than $2,000,000 in excess of those of 1905. The book value of 
its stock figures $272." Charles P. Eels has been elected on the 
board of directors to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of 
John Bermingham. 



Alaska Packers'. 



The Alaska Packers' Association 
has re-elected its officers and direc- 
tors for another year. The usual 
quarterly dividend of $1.50 a share has been declared, payable 
February 10th. The report of President Fortmann gives the 
profits of the year as $631,898.55. The insurance fund was in- 
creased $345,094.42, and now amounts to $1,164,307.46. During 
the year $68,000 of the bonds of the company were redeemed, 
reduced the bonded indebtedness to $1,078,000. The present 
appraised value of the plants is $4,332,915. 

The season's pack of salmon is placed at 1,053,015 cases, and 
salt salmon, 2,629 barrels. The association now owns nine 
ships, eleven barks, three schooners and fifty-nine schooners 
and launches. The statement gives the total assets as $8,879,- 
544.50. 



Stocks and Bonds. 



The stocks and bonds of the Pacific 
Telephone Company continued 
strong on the buoyant showing made 
of its recent flotation under the guiding hand of the Morgan 
syndicate. Transactions in bonds during the week were exten- 
sive at 95 1 2 . The company is advertising to purchase for the 
sinking fund account up to $192,000. Bidders for Gas Preferred 



found difficulty in obtaining shares without raising their offers, 
and Common was steady around $53.25. Western Pacific 5's 
showed unexpected recovery, but there was little trading. 
Spring Valley stock continued to set record prices under the 
present agitation regarding the sale of the plant to the munici- 
pality. The bonds also showed more movement. Rumor has 
it that negotiations are again afoot for the consolidation of 
Western Power and Pacific Gas and Electric, but it lacks con- 
firmation. 



Telephone Mercer. 



Negotiations have been again re- 
sumed here and in Oakland for the 
merger of the Home Company with 
the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. This move 
is taken to mean that the consolidation will eventually extend 
over the Coast. The proper petition for the union has been 
filed with the Board of Supervisors, this time backed by the 
local Chamber of Commerce and by a number of independent 
merchants. It is expected that certain conditions will be im- 
posed by the local Board of Supervisors before they will consent 
to the union. The Home is now making efforts to free its ac- 
counts and records from all embarrassing franchises and obliga- 
tions in order to clear the way for the expected transfer. 



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the old lady, in surprise. "And why do you consider the laugh- 
ing hyena so remarkable?" "Well, mum," answered the 
zoological expert, "he only has a sleep once a week, he only has 
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f/na Clayton, who will appear this Sunday matinee at the 
Orpheum. 

"45 Minutes From Broadway," at the Alcazar. 

Emphatic as it really was unexpected, is the hit made by the 
Alcazar Company this week in George M. Cohan's old vehicle. 
Truth to tell, I regarded the assertion with no little amusement 
when I was informed that the coterie of players at our popular 
stock house were to try their fortunes at musical comedy. Mr. 
Belasco informs me that it was the handsome leading man him- 
self who conceived the idea of this form of entertainment, and 
that the affair was staged with much trepidation and no little 
fear. Very often in this funny world of ours it is the unex- 
pected which happens, and in this instance I am happy to relate 
that the unexpected means the biggest hit which the Alcazar 
Company has scored in a long time. I attended on Wednesday 
evening, and found an audience which nearly filled the big thea- 
tre, the biggest Wednesday night audience I have seen at the 
Alcazar in a long time. The curious part of the performance is 
that the actors evidently enjoy their brief dip into musical com- 
edy fully as much as their audiences, and they enter into their 
various characterizations with plenty of dash and abandon. 

Altogether it is an evening of pure delight. Unexpected 
musical talent is brought out, and many of the most prominent 
members of the company can be seen tripping the light fantastic 
and enacting roles which in many cases verge on comic opera. 
Several of the company who are usually seen in prominent roles 
are, in this performance, obliged to be satisfied with a part 
of a line or two. For instance, handsome Charlie Gunn plays 
a sort of village constable in the first act, and must at least have 
as many as five lines to speak. Clever Roy Clements makes up 
as a sort of comic opera policeman in the last act, and has a 
couple of lines. Walter Belasco, splendid actor that he is, 
cavorts across the stage in the last act a couple of times, and 
has been assigned two or three small speeches. 



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Edmund Lowe, big and good looking, is in the ranks of the 
merry, merry chorus men. and there we also find John Ellicott; 
in fact, the entire company has been more or less turned topsy- 
turvy in order to suit the needs of the Cohan comedy. Cohan, 
as we all know, has written an awful lot of drivel as well as lots 
of good things. In "45 Minutes from Broadway" he has 
crowded some of the best stuff he has ever turned out. The 
play is full of epigrams and witty and trite sayings, which 
invariably emanate from the unctuous Kid Burns. This char- 
acter is, of course, assigned to the leading man, Bertram Lytell. 
Some of the matinee girls are bound to receive quite a shock 
when they see their usually dignified leading man come on the 
stage attired in a sweater, with an old Derby hat set rakishly on 
his head, and give utterance to the slang sayings of the charac- 
ter, and their astonishment will deepen to genuine amusement 
as the play proceeds, and in the last act they see the same Lytell 
doing the "Texas Tommy" with one of the chorus girls. It is 
this radical departure from the general order at the Alcazar 
which is the real amusing thing about the performance. 

Evelyn Vaughan does Mary, and she does it very cleverly, 
and besides shows a contralto singing voice of no mean calibre. 
She sings her two songs, which, incidentally, are the two best in 
the play, with surprising cleverness and ability. Her first song, 
"Mary's a Grand Old Name," must have brought her half a 
dozen encores, and "So 'Long, Mary," which she does in the 
last act, had to be repeated until everybody concerned had their 
fill of it. Miss Vaughan evidently enjoys this plunge into musi- 
cal comedy fully as much as her clever husband. A big hit 
was also scored by Charles Ruggles, the new juvenile man. He 
simply seemed to revel in this sort of thing as if "to the manner 
born." He shows himself to be a clever dancer, and manages 
to "get his songs across" with much unction and spirit. I be- 
lieve that the Alcazar management has secured a big "find" 
in this chap. He is clever beyond the ordinary, and is bound 
to become a big favorite. Bennison has a straight role to do, 
and does everything that is expected of him very conscien- 
tiously. He is able to be his own good-looking self, which 
should be gratifying to him. Walling is also his own good- 
looking self as the "heavy" of the play. It is a character which 
borders on the melodramatic, as do all of the Cohan characters 
of this kind. Walling is as villainous as is necessary, and seems 
to enjoy it all immensely. Wesner is simply splendid in a char- 




The Minetti Quartet. — From left to right: Giulio Minetti, 
violin; Arthur Weiss, 'cello; Julius Haug, viola; Hans Koenig, 
violin. 



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and California Advertiser 



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acter role of which he makes a great deal. This same Wesner 
is a mighty clever actor. 

Viola Leach has a very good role, in which she displays an 
unusual amount of cleverness. Miss Leach knows how to dress 
well, and her costumes are always much admired by the fem- 
inine contingent out in front. Beth Taylor makes conscientious 
efforts to please. I am trying my best to like the little lady in 
her efforts at the Alcazar, and I am sure that she will improve 
on continued acquaintance. 

A chorus of eight girls and eight men are used, and they con- 
tribute their share towards a good entertainment. That they are 
genuine chorus people I am convinced, as they were recruited 
from the Max Dill Company, which has temporarily suspended 
business. The settings are all splendid. So big and unusual 
has been the success of the play that it is to run another week, 
and I feel pretty certain in saying that it will probably run a 
third week. It is years since 1 have enjoyed myself so thor- 
oughly at an Alcazar performance. I never have seen a more 
satisfied audience. By all means go and see your stock com- 
pany favorites doing comic opera and musical comedy stunts. 
It is a big treat. 

« * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Columbia Theatre. — In the coming of Geo. M. Cohan's big 
comedy success, "Get Rich Quick Wallingford," to the Colum- 
bia Theatre for two weeks beginning next Monday evening, 
with a matinee on Saturday, playgoers of San Francisco will 
see a play that has been heralded from coast to coast as the 
most amusing and brightest stage production of the generation. 
Many San Francisco people who visited New York or Chicago 
during the past two years have brought back reports of the 
wonderful qualities of this play, and a tremendous advance sale 
indicates a brilliant engagement. 

Cohan & Harris are sending to the Columbia the entire pro- 
duction, the cast including John Webster, William Forestelle, 
Rose Curry, Jay C. York, Junius Mathews, James H. Manning, 
John D. O'Hara, Jas. C. Mack, Charles H. Wilson, Geo. Ham- 
mond, Abner Symmons, William Walcott, Milton B. Pollock, 
Yoshin Sakurai, Florence Dunlap, Lois Burnett, Marjorie Fos- 
ter, Ella Sothern, Margaret Maclyn and others. 

» * • 

Orpheum. — Owing to the tremendous furore created by Miss 
Cecilia Loftus at the Orpheum, the management has deter- 
mined to extend her engagement through next week, which will 
be the third and most positively the last of her engagement. 
This deviation from usual custom has been taken in conse- 
quence of the immense number of requests that have been re- 
ceived from persons unable to secure seats. Miss Loftus will 
present an entirely new and particularly attractive program, 
which will include the famous Italian tenor, Caruso, singing 
the famous aria from "Pagliacci;" the celebrated English ac- 
tress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell; and by special request the great 
French actress, Madame Sarah Bernhardt. 

Winsome Una Clayton will present a unique comedy written 
by herself, entitled "A Child Shall Lead Them." 

Max Hart's Six Steppers, a family of dancers consisting of 
four brothers and two sisters, will be seen for the first time here. 
Attired in military uniforms, they reproduce, by taps of their 
feet, bugle calls and martial music. 

Knox Wilson, who, until his present Orpheum tour, was a 
bright light in musical comedy, has introduced a new idea into 
vaudeville. He will express the supposed troubles in the pro- 
fessional life of a vaudevillian. 

A lively quarter of an hour will be furnished by Albert F. 
Hawthorne and Frank A. Burt in their latest farce, "The Raw 
Recruit." The action takes place at West Point in the fall of 
the year, and goes along with a spirit and dash that the audi- 
ences thoroughly enjoy. 

Next week will be the last of Reynolds & Dcnegan ; the Four 

Famous Vanis, and Charley Grapewin & Company. 

* * • 

Alcazar.— Another week of "Forty-Five Minutes from Broad- 
way" will commence next Monday evening at the Alcazar. The 
success of this merry musical play was instantaneous and em- 
phatic, and before the second performance concluded it was 
decided by the management to extend its stay on the stage. It 
is safe to assert that no other stock dramatic company in 
America could step into a musical production with the facility 
displayed by the Alcazar players. Indeed, the critics have 



united in declaring that very few of the musical comedy or- 
ganizations that have "isited here this season excelled in either 
acting or vocaiism the interpreters of "Forty-Five Minutes from 
Broadway." It is announced that the coming week will posi- 
tively be the final one of "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway" 
at the O'Farrell street playhouse. 

* * * 

The Minetti Quartet gives its initial concert of the twentieth 
season next Thursday evening, January 25th, at Kohler & Chase 
Hall. The time of these concerts has been changed to evening, 
owing to conflicting symphony concerts, two of the players in 
which are members of Mr. Minetti's Quartet. A number of 
novelties are being prepared, among them Arthur Foote's 
string quartet, which is just published. Mr. Minetti, Mr. Weiss 
and Mr. Foote rendered Mr. Foote's trio here last summer. The 
first program is to contain numbers by Mozart, Beethoven and 
Taneiew, the latter a modern trio for two violins and viola given 
for the first time here. 



Columbia Theatre ^ S£- " on st " 

Gottlob, Marx &. Co., Managers. 

Two weeks, beginning Monday. January 22d. Matinee Saturday at 
special prices, 25c. to $1.50. Cohan & Harris prfisanl Geo. M. 
Cohan's ^roat^sL runn-.ly siirrrss, 

GET-RICH-QUICK WALLINGFORD. 

Made into play form Ei George Randolph Chester's stories, 

Coming— ALMA. WHERE DO VOU UVR? 



Alcazar Theatre 



Belasco & Mayer, Owiers and Managers. 
O'Farrell St, bet. Powell and Mason. 
Phone Sutter 1972, 

Week commencing Monday evening, January 22d. 
performances of 



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Farrell Street, 
Bet. Stockton and Powell. 

1 1 ( i n M: i Inee every day. 

Amnion- emi nl " »\\ Ing lo I he 

MISS CECILIA LOFTUS 

retained nexi wi i k, •-. 
tlrely new program, Inrl Caruso, Mrs. Patrick 

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MINETTI QUARTETTE. 



OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

MATINEE OF MUSIC 

To-Day -Saturday 3 P. M. 
Mrs. Lois Patterson Wessitch, Mezzo Soprano 

KOHLER & CHASE HALL 

26 O'Farrell Street San Francisco 

You are most cordially invited 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 




New licenses were issued to the following purchasers in San- 
Francisco and vicinity for the week ending Jan. 13th. The total 
number of licenses issued for the State for the same period 
was 567. 

SMALLEY. JOHN, 50 nay St.. S. F Cartercar 

ROMANS. W. IT.. 1S1 Fillmore St.. S. F Chalmers 

KNAPP, WILBL'R F, 41 Beale St.. S. F Stnddard-Dayton 

CLARKE, W. F„ 24 California St., S. F Buick 

GURHONDOZ, MBS. 1.. 1430 Hayes St.. S. F Imperial 

BISHOP. W. J.. 910 Maiket St.. S. F Brush 

DELGER. E. F. Delger Building, S. F Hudson 

CRITCHETT, FRANK, 660 Poirier St., Oakland Vbbott-Detrolt 

BURRELLS. E.. 2233 Eighth Ave., E. Oakland White 

W1CKHAM-HAVENS, Oakland Bank of Savings. Oakland Franklin 

DE BELL, W. H., 1266 Third Ave., S. F Locomobile 

BROWN. EVERETT J., N. E. Cor. Gilbert and John, Oakland. .Ran, bl.r 

CRAIG, M., Chronicle Bids., S. F Chalmers 

SAMPSON, WALTER J., 3147 Stockton St.. S. F Chalmers 

SMITH, P. W.. Hotel Argonaut. S. F E-M-F. 

SCHOBER, H. J.. 750 Bryant St.. S. F Maxwell 

LEAMAN, W. T., 210 Page St., S. F Reo 

KELLY'S STABLES, 1629 Pine St., S. F Pierce Arrow 

HOLLAND, J. P.. Army St. Wharf, S. F Pullman 

LAW, HARTLAND. 5 Presidio Terrace, S. F Borland 

GINNEVER, THOS.. 412 A St., San Mateo Com. Truck 

CRITTENDEN, B. S., 755 Emory St, San Jose Flanders 

BGOKSIN, MRS. J. R., Booksin Ave.. San Jose Hupp 

HARROLD. FRANK. 1735 27th Ave., Oakland Ford 

BAIN, A., BAIN. W. E.. BAIN F. W.. 627 S. D St.. San Mateo Penn 

POETT. HENRY W., San Mateo Overland 

MOSS, HORACE W„ 717 Paru St., Alameda Pierce Arrow 

STREET, MRS. F. W.. 2S0 Euclid Ave.. Oakland Detroit Electric 

GRIMM. L. E., Realty Syndicate Bids., Oakland Rambler 

KENDALL. A.. 14H7 Telegraph Ave., Oakland Rambler 

breuner. JOHN. 261 Geary St., S. F Locomobile 

MOORE. W. H., 3625 20th St., S. F , 

UNION OIL CO. OF CAL., Mills Building. S. F Alco 

1'EMENSPERGER, W. A., 2380 Howard St.. S. F Eergdoll 

MAUSSON, PETER, R. F. D., San Jose E-M-F 

MAUSSON, HERMAN, R_ F. D„ San Jose E-M-F 

DIX, A. S.. 854 So. 1st St. San Jose Cadillac 

HENRY, ROBERT, 235 Main St.. S. F E-M-F 

HIRSCHBERG. A., 140 Ellis St.. S. F Cartercar 

HOHWIESXER. F., 624 California St., S. F Lozier 

LEAF, A., 1530 Ninth Ave., S. F Elmore 

CROSBY, F. H.. Merchants' Exchange Bldg, S. F Chalmers 

STAFFORD, H, L, Grant Bldg.. S. F. Chalmers 

WOHLTMAXN. WM., 3356 24th St., S. F Chalmers 

SPRING VALLEY WATER CO.. 375 Sutter St.. S. F Ford 

LEHNHARDT, E., 1157 Broadway. Oakland Pierce Arrow 

EICKE, GEO. A.. 3765 17th St., S. F Mitchell 

UPP, WM. A., 504 1st Ave., cor. Geary St.. S. F Chalmers 

Si 'I I LMACI1ER, C. A„ 400 Van Ness Ave., S. F Ford 

HOOPER, MRS. S. T., 1300 Jones St.. S. F Peerless 

HALE, C. O. and MILLINOV1CII. H. J., 70 Oak St.. S. F. ...Pope-Tribune 
EMMONS DRAY'G & SAFE MOVG CO.. 440 Market St., S. F... Federal 

COHN. CHAS. C. 2106 Hearst Ave.. Berkeley Knox 

ALLISON, S. H., 6430 Harmon Court, Berkeley Buick 

KLUMPP. ARTHUR, 2442 Derby Ave.. Berkeley Buick 

BEANS. CHARLOTTE B.. 2340 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley Cadillac 

HORN. DR. HENRY, Head Building, S. F Hudson 

SUNSET LUMBER CO., Oakland Knox 

PARKER, MRS. J. M., 2545 Van Ness Ave.. S. F American 

NORTHGATE GROCERY, 3076 Claremont Ave., Berkeley Pullman 

COX. L. H.. 1401 Seventh Ave., S. F Mitchell 

Kl 'WARDS. HENRY F.. 1754 Santa Clara St.. Santa Clara Overland 

FOLLIS & FOLLIS, 1016 Broadway, Oakland Cadillac 

KNABE, D.. 1148 Union St. Oakland Cadillac 

MORAN & CO., 83 Bluxome St., S. F ....Buick 

CAL. CANNERIES CO., 600 Minnesota St., S. F ".Buick 

RUCKER & CO., JOS. H., 49 Post St.. S. F liaynes 

WITCOSKY, JOHN, 60 Homestead St.. S. F Overland 

BROOKS, E. E., 303 Chenery St., S. F. Overland 

BUNSTER, C. C. 718 Ashbury St., S. F. Locomobile 

BECK. SIGMUND. 1308 Steiner St.. .S. F E-M-F 

SPICKJSR, J. J.. 1715 Mission St., S. F Pierce Arrow 

SCHWARTZ. SAMUEL, 3386 Washington St.. S. F Pierce Arrow 

SMITH. JAS. B.. care Western Fuel Co., 430 California St. ...Pierce Arrow 

FRANK, A.. 230S Washington St., S. F Rauch & Lang 

STRATTON. MRS. I. H.. Pasadena Detroit 

HUGHES, MRS. W. W., 2095 La Salle Ave., Los Angeles Baker 

GULLETT, MRS. NAVTNI. 1S64 Lenox Ave.. Los Angeles Woods 

COTINO WINE CO., 173 No. Spring St.. Los Angeles Detroit 

NAYLOR, MRS. W., Zelda Apartments, Los Angeles Babcock 



While we hear on every hand the cry for good roads, the talk 
of National and State highways, yet there is never a word for 
the saving of the roads we have. 

It is safe to say that there has been spent on many of the 
roads of the State, and especially in the vicinity of San Fran- 
cisco, enough to produce the finest highways in the world. 

If such is the case, why is it that the present deplorable con- 
ditions exist? The answer is that after the roads have been 
built they have not been kept up. 

Every highway should be patroled. The labor of one man 
constantly patrol ing a good long stretch will do the work. 

If, when a hole or uneven spot makes it appearance in the 
roadway, it is given prompt attention, it will be found that the 
road will last almost indefinitely. 

When holes and ruts appear, drivers of horse-drawn vehicles 
and motor cars shun them, and take the better parts. This 
means that the good sections of the road are suddenly called 
upon to bear the whole of the traffic, instead of having the 
travel distributed. 

The travel becomes restricted to a strip of 56 inches wide, the 
standard tread of vehicles. This means that this small stretch 
has to withstand the wear and tear which should be properly 
supported by the 50 to 100 feet according to the width of the 
highway. 

If one wishes to understand what this means, all they have to 
do is to go over Golden Gate avenue or any other street that is 
used to any extent by automobile owners and taxicabs. The 
course is well defined, and the twists and turns will show at a 
glance where street repairs are needed. It will also show how 
little of the street is actually used. 

* • • 

There still remains in the minds of many that the serviceable 
life of a motor car is about one year. That this is not the case 
is being daily proved by the reports of automobiles which have 
made many thousands of miles covering periods of years. 

Nine out of ten of the motor cars built at the present day will 
last indefinitely if given proper care. It is not the fault of the 
maker of the cars, but the owner, how short lived they are. 

This was most forcibly demonstrated a few weeks ago in the 
sale of a second-hand car. The car was bought from a dealer 
who had taken it in trade for a new car. 

The purchaser knew the make and model, and asked for a 
report on its condition from the dealer. The latter stated that 
the foreman of the shop said it was in A-l condition. 

The car was bought without a demonstration, for demonstra- 
tions only show off the ability of the driver and not that of the 
car. A driver may show you wonderful speed and hill climbing 
ability in a car; you marvel at it, and buy. When you go out, 
the demonstrating car may have to go to the shop to be over- 
hauled before it will be ready to do the stunt for another pros- 
pective customer. 

After this particular second-hand car was bought, the new 
owner started out to enjoy his purchase. After a day's riding, 
he found that the clutch and foot brake were slipping. 

Back to the shop went the car on general principles, not that 
the new owner was afraid that the car would "shoot the chutes" 
down some of the steep hills of the city. 

It only needed a new lining to the clutch and the brake. Once 
again on the road for another tryout of the car, and back within 
a day to the shop. The engine was drinking up as much lubri- 
cating oil as it was gasoline. While good lubrication was ap- 
preciated, the owner did not like the footing of the bills. Exami- 
nation showed that the packing around the crankcase was in 
bad shape, and the oil was leaking out. 

The new owner had some knowledge of an automobile, and 
took a day off for a little game of solitaire with the motor car. 
He went over the car from headlights to tail lamp, and this was 
his report : 

Set-screw on door of one of the headlights gone, and re- 
placed by an ordinary nut that would not set. Good for night 
riding, for it gives exercise to the driver or those with him to 
get out just so often to close the lamp door. 

Radiator loose. Guy rod had lots of play, to which was 
added a loose rubber hose from the radiator to the engine, 
caused in the latter case by a missing hose clamp. This had 
caused a mild but persistent leak. 

A bolt was found missing from where the engine base was 
fastened to the frame. This allowed of a flexibility of the 
engine that had not been catalogued by the maker. 



January 20, 1912. 



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21 



Bolt missing from where the forward part of the body was 
attached to the chassis, allowing a rattle which destroyed the 
solitude of the driver when he was out alone, and hindered 
the talkfest at other times. 

Dust pan gone on each side between engine and frame, avow- 
ing plenty of air to the engine, not to mention dust and mud. 

Wire screen gone out of the top of each of the "breathers." 
This allowed of a thorough lubrication on the outside, as well as 
the inside of the engine. It was a beautiful atomizer. It 
sprayed oil to the four corners of the bonnet, which, when the 
dust coming up where the pans were missing accumulated a 
splendid paste for grinding valves and bearings. 

Rocker arm in the breaker box of the magneto out of align- 
ment, and worn so that only two points would come into con- 
tact, solving the question why, at times, the car would only 
shoot on two cylinders. The mystery still remains where the 
ignition came from when she was shooting on all four. The 
trouble had been caused by a little oversight in lubrication. 

Insulation on the wiring from the magneto to the spark plugs 
broken in several places. Two grease cups broken off. Bolts 
holding engine to crankcase to engine loose. Pedal releasing 
clutch had so much play that it not only released the clutch 
but rested on the flywheel until the latter had worked away a 
half inch notch into the pedal. This might be a good sugges- 
tion to the builders, for it provided a new form of brake for the 
engine. 

The foot brake pedal was also provided with lots of play. 



in the car without having any trouble on the road, outside of 
the two days' course in the self-taught auto school at the start. 

Now, was this the fault of the builder, or was it the fault of 
the former owner. It was unquestionably the fault of the owner. 
The service that the car is still giving proves this. Many a good 
car has been forced into the second-hand class for the reason 
that the owner failed to recognize the fact that a motor car, like 
every other piece of machinery, must have attention. 

The day will come when the automobile dealer who banks 
on the reputation of his car will take cognizance of these facts 
and will not give a guarantee to the owner who abuses his 
motor car. 

* * * 

pay after day one reads in the daily papers of the fatal ter- 
mination of some joy ride. Joy riding is becoming a menace to 
the public welfare, and the judiciary of San Francisco should 
repognize this fact, and by serving out the severest punishment 
within the law, make it unprofitable to say the least to indulge 
in such recklessness. For the next four years this city will be 
visited by many from other parts of the United States and 
abroad. First will come the man who hopes to accumulate 
good American dollars, to be earned through business connec- 
tions with the big Fair. Then will come the tourist and the 
sight-seer. 

Many of these will have money "to burn," and one of the 
quickest ways to burn it will be on a joy ride. Money added 
to hospitality and the beautiful climatic conditions of the State 




Orlando Moore, of Visalia, uses his big three-ton Kissel truck to plow and seed his ranch. The truck is also used for pulling 
roots of trees, and has been very successful. The time saved by the use of this truck is about two-thirds. 



Before it took hold of the brake it would come up against the 
steering post. A splendid thing for nervous drivers, who are 
quick to use brakes. It saved a lot of wear on the brake, even 
if it did make the car a little hard to steer. 

A few of the bolts holding the top of the gear case loose and 
without washers, allowing the grease to escape and keep all 
metal parts well oiled, thus preventing rust. 

Cap over universal joint loose, giving a splendid demonstra- 
tion of how far grease packing can be scattered over the chassis. 
Nuts on exhaust pipe had first to be set up by hand, as it was 
too tedious to use a monkey wrench. 

Part of one spring ieaf missing, adding to the easy riding 
qualities of the car. Muffler had the happy faculty of becom- 
ing unseated, which saved the driver the necessity of using 
the cut-out. 

Besides these few minor defects, shortly after taking the car 
one of the spindles broke, luckily when the car was going 
slowly. Both spindles were replaced as a mild form of life in- 
surance. 

To all appearances, the car otherwise was in good shape. In 
fact, the owner has covered something over two thousand miles 



are most propitious for joy riding. The visitor is overcome with 
the pleasure of living here. He becomes exuberant, and just 
bubbles over with exhilaration. He can always find some kind 
friend, native born or a son of the State by adoption, who has 
a longing for excitement, and then comes the joy ride. If luck 
is with them, the day after they tell of the sport they have had, 
if they can remember. But if good fortune has not been pres- 
ent, another headline story appears in the papers. 

It is not so much for the safety of those who take these wild 
drives that joy riding should receive the forcible stamp of dis- 
approval from the judges, but for the safety of the law-abiding 
citizen. Many evenings throughout the year, especially when 
the moonlight prevails, it is most delightful to motor through 
Golden Gate Park and the city streets. But with the joy rider 
abroad, it is not safe to be out either afoot or driving. 

Los Angeles has raised her hand against the speedster and 
the joy rider. It is a costly proposition to defy the law down 
South. They take away a man's license to drive, fine him and 
put him in jail. 

Let San Francisco take a lesson from Los Angeles and put 
an end to the trouble here. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 



Advocates Stock 
Car Auto Races. 



"A crisis has been reached in auto- 
mobile racing, and the motor car 
people had better look the cold 
truth squarely in the face," declares 
Geo. M. Dickson, general manager of the National Motor 
Vehicle Company of Indianapolis. "Although in some respects 
the racing season of 1911 looms brightly in our memory, it does 
so only as an indication of what the people really want. That 
is stock car events. If this cue is taken seriously by manufac- 
turers, the future of the speed game is rosy; if it is ignored and 
special speed monsters are turned loose, it is good-bye to this 
most fascinating sport of the ages. 

"Considered from the view point of its youth, motor car rac- 
ing as a sport has rapidly gained the center of the true sports- 
manship staga, and maybe can be forgiven for its errors made 
because of lack of sufficient experience. The largest paid ad- 
mission to any sporting event ever held was to a motor car race. 

"Glance at the events of the closing season. Builders shied 
at the stock car requirements. Not all did, but those who seem- 
ingly did not care to abide by the rules evaded the stock events 
and sought entrance in the free-for-all and class 'C events. I 
cannot see one single reason for the life of races for special 
cars only. The sport element here is not near as attractive as 
in the stock car events, and surely there is not one iota of prac- 
tical benefit that accrues to either the builder or the buyer. 

"The stock car event is the people's race. Cars are built 
for the people. Watch the eager light that shines from the 
race devotee as he leans forward in his car, a stock duplicate 
of which is speeding before him on the track. His heart beats 
fast; he has a personal interest at stake in the terrific contest, 
because the car in the race is identical with the one he owns and 
drives. The builder likewise gains a serviceable knowledge 
from stock events. He is building cars to sell, and race tracks 
are the testing grounds for such products. People see, out in the 
open and 'on the square,' his product he advertises to be of so 
and so quality demonstrating its actual merit. The people thus 
get a line on this builder. 

"If he overestimates his car's worth, a stock-car race will 
show him up. If he makes assertions and backs them up with 
victory in stock car events, the people follow his work with con- 
fidence and pride. Beware of the builder who evades this is- 
sue. The people cannot be fooled with merely a loud voice; 
it takes 'the goods' to sell cars to-day." 

Because of the National's wonderful success during 1911 in 
stock cars, the motoring world naturally turns to this firm to 
shed light on the future. 

Dickson declares that "The builder who spends a lot of 
money on some freak race car does not cash in on his invest- 
ment. It is not his car: it is foreign to what he actually sells. 
It has an empty meaning even if it wins. True sportsmanship 
is found more in the ranks of stock car racers, who are honest 
with the public." He predicts that motor car races will die un- 
less the manufacturers return to stock car events. 



senting 130.000 machines, while the imports were only 358, 
worth $12,867. 

The export figures, however, give only a slight indication of 
the extent of the bicycle industry. The expert calculates that 
the total production in the United Kingdom for the first ten 
months of 1911 would be in the neighborhood of 1,430,000. Of 
motorcycles, on the contrary, after 10 years of manufacture, 
there are only 70,000 in use in the country. 

The highest priced bicycles on sale cost $82. Some of the 
machines offered are as low as $26, and it is possible to pur- 
chase bicycles for $10. The bicycle in greatest demand is one 
selling for about $39. 

* * * 

The question has so often arisen as to what would happen in 
the event that a spring broke on a car of the underslung type 
that this week the American Motors California Co., of which 
the parent company, the American Motors Company, of In- 
dianapolis, Ind., are the pioneers in the field of underslung con- 
struction, have been giving a convincing demonstration. Taking 
a "30" horsepower Tourist of the American underslung type, 
and entirely removing front and rear spring shackles, the car 
was driven up and down Market street for some hours with a 
full load of four persons, proving conclusively the safety of the 
underslung construction and doubly convincing any skeptical 
person that the claims of the American manufacturers that it is 
the safest car on earth are well founded. 

They have deliberately broken a spring and put it in position 
on the car the same as would happen while touring, in the event 
that a spring broke, and prove that not only is the car safe, but 
that one can go on touring without any trouble until another 
spring can be installed. 

It is the intention of the local management to continue this 
demonstration for the coming week, in order that every one 
may be given an opportunity of observing what effect a broken 

spring would have on the car. 

* * * 

"The trainload of fifty double-decked carloads of Buick cars 
for the Howard Automobile Company will surely move as 
scheduled on the twenty-fifth," said Manager R. K. Roberts, of 
the company. "While we naturally feel proud of the distinc- 
tion attending the handling on a cash basis of the largest ship- 
ment of automobiles ever made in the world, it was not in this 
idea that this record-breaking transaction had its conception." 
Continuing, Roberts said : "Notwithstanding that the Buick 
plant is by far the largest automobile factory on earth, and with 
but two exceptions is the largest manufacturing establishment 
of any character in the world, and regardless of the fact that 
the Buick Company is the largest shipper of first class freight in 
the world, there has never yet been one season that we have 
been able to meet the great demand for Buick cars; each year 
has been a repetition of those preceding, and each year hun- 
dreds of those who have watched the performance of their 
neighbors' Buick"s and have pinned their faith on Buick cars, 
have been deprived of the privileges of owning a car of their 
choice because of the fact that we could not supply them. While 
our Buick allotment for 1912 is larger than any previous year, 
owing to the factory's increased facilities and reproduction, this 
train load we are getting is just that number of automobiles in 
excess of what we would have gotten otherwise, and there will 
be just two hundred and thirty more satisfied 1912 Buick owners 
to join the ranks of the vast and happy Buick army." 



Referring to the Olympia motorcycle and bicycle show, 
recently held in London, the expert of the Birmingham Daily 
Post comments on the fact that a casual visitor to the exhibition 
might come to the conclusion that it was primarily a motor- 
cycle show, and says that while the motorcycles themselves at- 
tract the most attention it must not be supposed that they are 
displacing the ordinary bicycle. 

He then quotes Board of Trade returns that show that for the 
first 10 months of 1911 there were sent from the United King- 
dom to foreign countries and British dominions bicycles and 
accessories to the value of almost $9,733,000, an amount repre- 



An idea of the marvelous growth of the motor car industry 
and its allied interests may be gathered from an estimate of the 
number of tires that have been manufactured in this country 
during the past five years. Such an estimate has been made by 
R. R. Drake, manager of the Service Department of the United 
States Tire Company. 

"I figure," says Mr. Drake, "that since the beginning of 1907 
the tire makers of America have marketed in the neighborhood 
of 8,000,000 pneumatic tires, the yearly output being as follows : 
1907, 900,000; 1908, 1,050,000; 1909, 1,350,000; 1910, 1,800,- 
000; 1911, 2,900.000; total, 8,000,000. 

"While 1911, as will be observed from these figures, proved 
the biggest year for tire makers in the history of the industry, 
there is no question but that 1912 will beat it. 



January 20, 1912. an{ j California Advertiser 



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(Continued from Page 15.) 

MOORS!.- Mi. and Mrs. A. A. Moore and their debutante daughter. Miss 
Margaret Moore, arc at the Palace for an indefinite stay. 

MINTZTOK. l.iu-io Mintzer spent the holidays in New York with his sis- 
ter, Miss Mauricta Mlntzer, who will sail this month for Paris. 

PAGE. — Miss Leslie Page, who Is visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Hays Ham- 
mond in "Washington, is enjoying the gay season at the capital. 

PARROTT. — The Misses Emilie and Josephine Parrott are spending sev- 
eral weeks in town as the guest of their grandmother. Mrs. Emilie 
Donohoe, at her Pacific avenue home. 

PRATT. — Mrs. A. A. Pratt, wife of the late Lieutenant-Commander Alfred 
A. Pratt, has returned to her home in Vallejo, after a visit of several 
weeks to relatives in Seattle. 

PULLMAN. — Mrs. George Pullman, mother of Mrs. Lowden and Mrs. 
Carolan, will spend part of the early spring in California. 

REES. — Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Rees are settled for the winter in an 
apartment on Pacific avenue. 

RIVAS. — Miss Amelia Rivas of Los Angeles is the guest of her sister, Mrs. 
Earl Cummings. 

ROWAN. — Major Andrew Rowan and Mrs. Rowan are planning a trip to 
Europe in the spring. 

SCHELD.— Mrs. Adolph Scheld is the guest of Mrs. George Lent from her 
home in Sacramento. 

SHIELS. — Dr. and Mrs. George Franklin Shiels, of New York, are staying 
at the St. Francis, and will be the motif of much of the late season's 
entertainment. 

TOBIN. — Mrs. M. A. Tobin, who has lived at the Fairmont for several 
years, is contemplating a trip to the East and Europe. 

VAN BERGEN. — Miss Minna Van Bergen and her fiance, Donald Jadwin. 
have been spending several days in San Rafael as the guests of the 
latter's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Anderson. 

VAN VORST.— Miss Lillian Van Vorst is the guest of friends in Los An- 
geles for two weeks. 

WILSON. — Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson came from Burllngame Monday, 
and is to be the guest of Mrs. William Mayo Newhall at her home in 
Scott street for a few days. 



Patrons of the old Occidental Hotel and the Lick House 

have for a long time been eager to have a hotel of their charac- 
ter located in the same convenient section of the city. That 
wish has been amply gratified in the new, commodious and 
fire-proof Hotel Sutter, at Kearny and Sutter streets. The ar- 
tistically tiled foyer is spacious and comfortably furnished with 
red plush couches and lounging chairs; it supports a mezzanine 
floor, from which the women guests may view the busy scene 
below and find plentiful entertainment. The grill, barber-shop 
and cafe have appointments to rival the best in the city, and 
their hard-wood and beautiful marble finish and mural decora- 
tions make them unusually attractive. The hotel possesses that 
rare distinction in the city of facing the sky on four sides, so 
most of the 250 rooms are outside, 200 of them having bath, 
all of them are handsomely furnished, and offer all the con- 
veniences of telephone, special calls, steam heat and the like. 
At hand are manicures, barbers, laundry and all the necessary 
adjuncts of a thoroughly up-to-date and first class hotel, con- 
ducted on the European plan. The situation is ideal for a city 
resident or for a visitor, as it is in the center of the shopping 
district, within a block of most of the leading banks, and within 
five minutes' walk of the best theatres. There is little doubt 
but that the Hotel Sutter will succeed to the army and navy 
patronage so long and successfully enjoyed by the old Occiden- 
tal Hotel, and that the country visitors who were such staunch 
supporters of the old Lick House will seek its comforts and 
location, as it is next the site of that famous old hostelry. 



"Mamma,'' said Johnny, "if you will let me go just this 

one time I won't ask for anything to eat." "Alright," said his 
mother; "get your hat." Johnny, perched on the edge of a big 
chair, became restless as savory odors came from the reign of 
the kitchen. At last he blurted out : "There's a lot of pie and 
cake in this house." The admonishing face of his mother re- 
called his promise, and he added: "But what's that to me?" — 
Success Magazine. 



Old Maid — But why should a great, strong man like you 

be found begging? Wayfarer — Dear lady, it is the only pro- 
fession I know in which a gentleman can address a beautiful 
woman without an introduction. — London Sketch. 




"Pa, what is a tip?" "A tip, my son, is a small sum of 

money which you give a man because you're afraid he won't 
like not being paid for something you don't ask him to do." 

Neighbor — I s'pose your Bill's 'ittin' the 'arp with the 

hangels now. Long-Suffering Widow — Not 'im. 'Ittin' the 
hangels wiv the 'arp's nearer 'is mark. — Black and White. 

Mrs. De Style — Marie, I shall take one of the children to 

church with me. The Maid — Yes'm. Mrs. De Style — Which 
one will go best with my new purple gown ? — Boston Transcript. 

Husband — And, Mary, a woman came in our office to- 
day and told me something that will blight our whole married 
life. Wife — Oh, John, what did she have on? — Harper's 
Bazar. 

Aunt Mary (horrified) — Good gracious, Harold, what 

would your mother sav if she saw you smoking cigarettes? 
Harold (calmly) — She'd have a fit. They're her cigarettes. — 
Tit-Bits. 

Madge — Isn't it awful, dear? The scientists have dis- 
covered that our feet are growing larger. Marjorie — Never 
mind ! Just think how much more our Christmas stockings will 
hold. — Judge. 

Bunko — Do you really want to buy a gold brick? Farmer 

— If I kin git one reasonable. The summer boarders were dis- 
appointed because I didn't have one. I don't want to make this 
mistake another year. — Ex. 

Maud — Where are you going? Beatrix — Out to buy a 

Christmas present for Belle. Maud — Mercy! I dislike that 
girl so much I had forgotten her utterly. Get something for me 
to give her, too, will you? — Harper's Bazar. 

Tallyrand's conservatism was summed up by a witty 

compatriot, Paul de Courrier, who declared that if Tallyrand 
had been present at the creation he would have exclaimed : 
"Good gracious! Chaos will be destroyed!" — Argonaut. 

There is a saying that a man who squeezes a dollar never 

squeezes his wife. After glancing over his subscription book, a 
country editor is led to remark that there are a number of good 
married women in his county who are not getting the attention 
they deserve. — Culver. Ind.. Citizen. 

"George," she asked, "if we were both young and single 

again, would you want me to be your wife?" "Now, my dear," 
he absent-mindedly replied, "what's the use of trying to start a 
quarrel just as we have settled down to enjoy a quiet evening?" 
— Exchange. 

A teacher in a New England grammar school found the 

subjoined facts in a composition on Longfellow, the poet, writ- 
ten by a fifteen year old eir! : "Henry W. Longfellow was born 
in Portland, Me., while his parents were traveling in Europe. 
He had many fast friends, among the fastest were Phoebe and 
Alice Carey." — Every body's. 

"What is your name, little boy?" asked the teacher. "I'll 

have to write it for you, ma'am," said the new boy, hesitatingly. 
"I think not. My hearing is quite good. Your name, please." 
"I'd rather not tell you." "Are you ashamed of your name?" 

"No, ma'am, but " "Then you will not waste any more time, 

if you please. I am waiting." The boy began desperately: 
"Kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk Clarence ! That's my first name. The other 
is Pup-pup-pup-pup Perkins. I never stutter 'cept when I'm 
speaking my name, and when I'm nagged like this I'm a whole 
lot worse, ma'am." — Housekeeper. 



"Is there any sure way of crossing the social chasm?" 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 




BALLADE OF MISERY AND IRON. 

Haggard faces and trembling knees, 

Eyes that shine with a weakling's hate, 
Lips that mutter their blasphemies, 

Murderous hearts that darkly wait; 
These are they who were men of late, 

Fit to hold a plow or a sword. 
If a prayer this wall may penetrate, 

Have pity on these, my comrades, Lord! 

Poets sing of life at the lees 

In tender voices and delicate; 
Of tears and manifold agonies — 

Little they know of what they prate. 
Out of this silence, passionate 

Sounds a deeper, a wilder chord. 
If a song be heard through the narrow grate, 

Have pity on these my comrades, Lord! 

Hark, that wail of the distant breeze, 

Piercing ever the close-barred gate, 
Fraught with torturing memories 

Of eyes that kindle and lips that mate, 
Ah, by the loved ones desolate 

Whose anguish never can pen record. 
If Thou be truly compassionate, 

Have pity on these, my comrades, Lord! 



THE LOSER. 

I heard the scream of a passing train 

Across the desert to-day; 
It took me back to the Town again 

And the clatter of old Broadway. 
A snatch of song, the clang of a gong, 

The glare from a hundred bars — 
Do I envy him still, in the hush and chill. 

Galloping under the stars ? 

The fight he wins is the fight I lost — ■ 

I in my desert camps, 
Who scarcely save in a year the cost 

Of one of his motor lamps. 
My place is not, and my name forgot 

In the world I once called mine. 
Do I greatly care, in this desert air 

That is headier far than wine? 

Even his ultimate victory — 

Do I begrudge him that, at last? 
Forever sweet is your smile on me, 

My perfect hope of the past; 
Forever young, as when first you flung 

The spell of your eyes' gray gleam — 
Do T grudge him the wife of his prosperous life — 

I who have still my Dream? 

— Amelia Josephine Burr in The Bellman. 



"I hope your novel ends happily." "Indeed it does. It 

ends in the marriage of the heroine and hero; does not go into 
their married life at all." — Houston Post. 



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L'Envoi. 
These are pawns that the hand of Fate 

Careless sweeps from the checker-board. 
Thou that know'st if the game be straight, 
Have pit}' on these, my comrades, Lord! 
John Carter, from "Hard Labor and Other Poems." 



"ET HOMO FACTUS EST." 
In the beginning God's Word 

Came to the prophet alone, 
And the stern law which he heard 

Writ he on tables of stone. 

In the beginning God spake 

Out of the thundering sky, 
"If my commandments ye break 

By that commandment ye die." 

But man obeyed not the law; 

Sinning and suffering, still 
Fear could not drive him, nor awe 

Lead him to fetter his will. 

So the Lord spake once again: 

And the stars shone o'er the land, 

When to all children of men 

Gave He His highest command. 

"Lo, now, my Word shall ye see 

Written on tables of flesh, 
Then shall ye love it," quoth He, 

"And it shall save and refresh." 

So came the Word, most divine, 

God's living Law upon earth, 
Choosing a babe for His sign, 

Choosing a stall for His birth. 

Simple, so all men might know, 

Child, so that all might adore; 
Life-giving Word from above. 

Dwelling with man evermore. 

— Constance Johnson. 




January 20, 1912. 



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The affairs of China continue to 
China's Misfortunes. hold the attention of the powers, and 

not a few of them have proffered 
advice, but no move in the direction of intervention has been 
taken by any nation other than Russia, and that Power is not 
trying to intervene, but the Czar's policy seems to be to take 
advantage of China's misfortunes to appropriate as much ter- 
ritory as possible with which to extend his empire. He has 
informed the people of China that he intends to help Mongolia 
establish her independence of China, which certainly means 
that in the not distant future Mongolia will be considered a 
Russian province where only Russian laws will be operative. 
It was hoped that Great Britain would file a vigorous protest 
against Russia's policy, but Great Britain is Russia's partner 
in destroying the nationality of Persia, and it is a case of 
land grabbers standing together. As for China herself, things 
are going from bad to worse. It may be said that the whole em- 
pire is in a chaotic state. The revolutionists are not fighting to 
establish a republic, but fighting for plunder. Meanwhile the 
government, under the direction of Premier Yuan, is preparing 
to press the revolutionists at every point for the one purpose of 
making a republic impossible. As to the effort to establish a 
republic, it may be pointed out that of the nations of the earth, 
only the United States seems to have any sympathy with the 
movement. France has suggested that Northwestern and North- 
ern China be included in a new government to be monarchial, 
and the Southern and Southwestern provinces be included in 
the proposed republic, but Yuan will not listen to any advice or 
proposition that provides for a republic for any part of China. 
He is still of the opinion that ultimately China will settle her 
internal troubles on the basis of a limited monarchy for the 
old empire, and it is very certain that he is getting the moral 
support of every monarchy of Europe. But from every view- 
point, the conditions gradually grow worse. Anarchy is spread- 
ing in all directions, and the young republic is powerless to re- 
store law and order, mainly, however, because the soldiers of 
the republic are taking very kindly to the political theories of 
the Anarchists of Russia and Italy, and so long as they present 
armed resistance to the republic, they will keep the country 
in a state of turmoil. The people of China have already demon- 
strated their unpreparedness for any kind of a stable govern- 
ment less forceful than an autocracy; besides all that, the 
masses do not seem to care what kind of a government is pre- 
pared for them. Neither the imperialist or rebel soldiers con- 
duct themselves in battle as if they were fighting for a prin- 
ciple. The fact seems to be dawning upon the minds of leading 
Chinese in all the provinces that the rebellion was premature, 
that China is not ready for a radical departure from customs 
that have prevailed for centuries. On the whole, therefore, it 
may be said that China is no nearer to a permanent form of gov- 
ernment than she was when the revolution was started. The 
fact that every nation has sent soldiers to the quarter of Peking 
occupied by foreign ambassadors has no significance other than 
that the ambassadors have no faith in the new republic, and 
less in the imperial family. But the nations are not likely to be 
patient much longer, as they and their commerce with China 
is being destroyed, with no signs of a better state of things un- 
til the imperialists or revolutionists are utterly vanquished. 

The new French cabinet is said to be a strong one, but 

there is fear that it will reopen the Moroccan question with 
Germany which would not displease the masses of either coun- 
try, for the terms accepted by Germany are considered too lib- 
eral by Frenchmen and too humiliating by Germans. 

It is not a government scare that prompts President Taft 

to order a division of the army and a squadron of warships to 
Hawaii, but there are enough trained and seasoned Japanese 
ex-soldiers on the islands to make such a movement a wise 
policy. 

The German government has rejected a plan for military 

service for women. T^e plan contemplated compulsory military 
service for women in such departments as they are fitted for. 



The Constantinople Government denies vehemently that 

it has requested Italy to join Turkey in a conference to frame 
a peace treaty, and that Turkey confidently expects to re-take 
the Tripoli province, and eventually conquer a peace with the 
Italians on Turkey's own terms. This certainly means that the 
war is to continue to a finish. It requires no careful analysis 
of the reports from Tripoli to show that the Turks are more 
than nolding their own, and that the invasion is costing Italy 
more in men and money than was expected when war was de- 
clared, and even with the city and some of the hinterland of 
Tripoli in the hands of the Italians, it is by no means certain 
that Italy will be able to secure a firm foothold in North Africa. 
At least Turkey is confident that she will conquer in the end. 
But what Germany will say to the defiant stand the Sultan has 
taken is a probiem that may become dangerous to Turkey. 
It was Germany that suggested a peace conference, and urged it 
so strongly that Europe felt sure the Sultan would act upon the 
Kaiser's request, and accept a large sum of indemnity money 
from Italy for the loss of Tripoli, but now that Germany has 
been turned down and snubbed, the situation has become rather 
delicate, for it would surprise no one if Germany and Austria 
would undertake to force the Sultan to make peace with Italy. 
In that event, the beginning of the end of the Ottoman empire 
would not be far off, for it has been an open secret in diplomatic 
circles for several years that Austria and Germany keep them- 
selves prepared to cross the Balkans and split up the Turkish 
nation. There is enough hatred of Mohammedanism in Austria 
and Germany to make such a program universally popular with 
the masses of both nations. The Sultan's refusal to make peace 
with Italy again places the Near East under the clouds of war 
and the centei of dangerous complications. 

Russian statecraft is taking advantage of China's trou- 
bles and Turkey's stubbornness to turn a few tricks, and all 
the powers seem to be afraid to interfere. 

"Has government by men been such a remarkable suc- 
cess that they should hold a monopoly?" asks a distinguished 
French suffragist. 

Notwithstanding an implied protest by the Congress of 

the United States, Russia persists in doing things with a high 
hand in Persia. 

The revolution in Tibet is likely to strengthen the politi- 
cal hold of the Lamas, and make Buddhism the official religion 
of the State. 

The selection of Emden in the North Sea for a German 

naval station has aroused England, France and Russia. 

Japan has re f used to permit the agents of the Chinese 

republic to undertake to negotiate a loan in that country. 

Having more warships than any other nation, England 

has decided to beat all the nations in airship fleets. 

The London School Board has arranged to introduce 

motion pictures to teach children. 



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which have been collected into the present volume, "The Inno- 
cence of Father Brown," after publication in an American 
periodical, the name of which, Mr. Chesterton professed (in 
conversation with a New York Times reviewer), his inability 
to recall. Doubtless that was Mr. Chesterton's little joke. And 
these tales of men slain with so nice a sense of dramatic effect, 
of crimes invented and circumstanced, with such care against 
offending an educated and fastidious taste in murder and theft 
of mysteries so admirably and surprisingly solved — perhaps 
these, also, were originally designed as Mr. Chesterton's little 
joke. 

Perhaps the idea was to show how thrilling and feverish 
a detective story could be made if you took pains to arrange 
that no single step of the process of tracing the crime had any 
logical connection with the preceding step or the one that fol- 
lowed. If he were quite solemn about it, there is no doubt that 
a man much less clever than G. K. C. could write a detective 
story that way and get away with it. But Mr. Chesterton, after 
all, is a person with a particularly keen sense of the connection 
between the little things and the big things to which they are 
the key. And the art of the detective is above all the art of 
noting and putting together just such tremendous trifles. There- 
fore, it is not at all surprising to find that instead of composing 
subtle ironies, Mr. Chesterton actually writes extremely good 
detective stories — detective stories the more fascinating be- 
cause if there is about them a hint of irony, there is also more 
than a hint of poetry and a shadow — or, if you will, a glow — of 
the mystic and the supernatural. 

It is the symbol of all this that the tracer of crimes and the 
solver of mysteries is a good little fat priest, with blinking 
eyes, whose business it is to ferret out Ihe evil doer, but by 
no means to send him to the gallows or the jail. Thus the spirit 
is not that of the hound upon the blood-trail. Rather it is that 
mingled pity, benevolence and nobler rage for right reflected by 
Robert Louis Stevenson in the quest of the Rajah's diamond, 
which the Prince of Bohemia caused to be placed in his royal 
hands by the Rev. Simon Rolls (who has stolen it), and there- 
upon tossed the wicked bauble into the Seine, saying: "Amen, 
I have slain a cockatrice." 

From this comparison with Stevenson it will appear that Mr. 
Chesterton is something more than a plot concocter, with the 
knack of getting at the plot backwards — like Doyle. Rather he 
is an artist with something of the art of Poe himself. There are, 
also, of course, the qualities which may be called Chester- 
tonian, the gift of flashing sidelights, a certain trick of seeming 
to see out of the back of the head. 

Sometimes, as in the grisly tale of "The Secret Garden," one 
of the best — the scene is the house of the Chief of Police of 
Paris — the author gets effects which are genuinely hair-raising. 
Again, in such a story as the one entitled "The Flying Stars," 
he accomplishes a sort of harlequinade of the true detective 
story, a thing all the easier because the story of harlequin is, 
in its essence, a tragedy in comic dress. Yet, again, curious 
hypnotic effects are accomplished by the repetition, after the 
scene has been carefully set for the purpose, of a phrase in itself 
perfectly commonplace. An atmosphere of stifling evil and 
horror, like a nightmare, is created, for instance, by the little 
priest's solemn insistence that a knife arid a piece of paper 
are "the wrong shape." You feel the thing creeping on and 
growing blacker and thicker each time those two simple words 
recur. 

The most extraordinary of these efforts of suggestion, how- 
ever, is that which Mr. Chesterton accomplishes in the tale 
entitled "The Queer Feet." All that he does is to describe the 
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steps now slow, like one who strolls, now a rush o£ rapid pat- 
ter — all the steps obviously made in the same pair of shoes. 
You speculate with the man behind the locked door on what 
these steps mean — and you feel your fever rising and rising. 
Doubtless the most characteristic of the tales — the most char- 
acteristic, that is, of the Chesterton one knows as paradoxical 
essayist and revealer of those things which are so obvious that 
all the world refuses to see them — is the story named "The In- 
visible Man." The invisible man, by the way, presently ap- 
pears to be the postman, who is mentally invisible as a possible 
murderer because one instinctively relegates him to the status 
of mere street scenery, like the lamppost and the letter box and 
the policeman — only more so. It is for this story that the au- 
thor has borrowed a pleasant beginning from Owen Wister's 
"Lady Baltimore." In the English story the Woman's Ex- 
change becomes a pastry cook's shop in a London suburb out 
toward Hampstead Heath. The Girl — though she is the same 
girl — confesses she used to tend bar for her father, who kept 
the inn called the Red Fish at Ludbury. Even the wedding cake 
is there. 

Another of the best of the tales — there are a round dozen in 
all — is alluringly entitled, "The Sins of Prince Saradine," and 
what makes it so is not the story, though that, too, is well 
enough. It is the stage setting — the marvelous word-painted 
scenery with which the author has surrounded it. We must be 
content here with a brief description of what we may call the 
overture curtain. Two men are sailing down (or up ) one of 
the wonderful little English rivers winding between green 
banks, with a slow tide that fills them nearly to the grassy 
brim. They have lain moored under the bank for the night. 
Now they awake before it is light, or rather before it is day- 
light, "for a large lemon moon is only just setting in the forest 
of high grass above their heads (as they lie in the boat, of 
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bright. 

"Both men had simultaneously a reminiscence of childhood, 
of the elfin and adventurous times when tall weeds closed over 
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daisies really seemed to be giant daisies, the dandelions to be 
giant dandelions. Somehow it reminded them of the dado of 
a nursery wall paper. The drop of the river bed sufficed to 
sink them under the roots of all the shrubs and flowers and 
make them gaze upward at the grass." 

Thus are the boatmen wafted into fairyland — and you with 
them, as a preliminary to their adventure. So Mr. Belasco used 
to transport his audiences to a land of mist and visions pre- 
liminary to showing a fierce and bloody legend of old Japan. 
Here also it is a bloody legend that follows. In the words of 
Father Brown, wise priest and reader of the mazes that lead 
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dangerous. That is good theology, no doubt, for the perils of 
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Former Congressman James E. Tawney, of Winona, has^ just 
been selected as president of the Republic and Dominion Fire & 
Marine Insurance Company of Minneapolis, and will move to 
that city and assume his new duties on March 1st. W. G. Taf- 
finder, one of the founders of the company, who has served as 
president, becomes vice-president and general manager, and 
will look after the technical insurance side of the business, 
while Mr. Tawney will be its executive head. Mr. Tawney 
will continue to serve as a member of the international boun- 
daries commission, which is engaged in adjusting various boun- 
dary questions between the United States and Canada. The 
selection of Mr. Tawney is in line with the policy of the new 
company to fill the big positions with big men, thoroughly ac- 
quainted with the rich territory it has selected for its mpre per- 
sonal activities. Wallace G. Nye, recently selected by the com- 
pany for the position of secretary of the company, is considered 
the best-posted man in the Northwest on the commercial con- 
dition and possibilities of that section. For ten years he had 
charge of the publicity affairs of the leading commercial body 
in Minneapolis, and was considered the expert of his line. He 
resigned to join the administrative force of the Republic & 

Dominion. 

* * * 

At the recent annual meeting of the Fire Underwriters' As- 
sociation of the Pacific, E. C. Morgan, special agent of the 
Providence-Washington Insurance Company, declared that the 
property loss of this country by fire during 1911, aggregating 
$234,000,000, exceeded the total cost of the army and navy, 
and was sufficient to build the Panama Canal in two years, or 
wipe out the total interest bearing debt of the nation. "In this 
country," he said, "we maintain a general average of four and 
one-half fires for every thousand persons, and our debit side 
of the fire ledger sums up a heavier total than the combined 
loss of any other six civilized nations in the world." The estab- 
lishment of a fire protection league, with branches in every 
town of any importance in the State, was advocated by Morgan 
as a means of educating the people in the prevention of fires. 

In a paper on the duties of his office by Fire Marshal Towe, 
he declared that carelessness was the cause of practically all 
fires in the city that were not incendiary. The following officers 
were elected for the ensuing year: President, F. J. A. Meyer; 
vice-president, T. H. Williams; secretary-treasurer, Calvert 
Meade; librarian, J. P. Moore; executive committee, T. J. A. 
Tiedemann, Herbert Folger, A. M. Browne, F. B. Kellam, Louis 
Weinmann. The session closed with a banquet at the St. Fran- 
cis, at which a silver loving cup was presented to Colonel C. 
Mason Kinne, who is retiring from the Association, as a testi- 
monial of the regard of its members. 

* * » 

The yearly convention of the executive staff of the Reliance 
Life of Pittsburg was held at the home office of the company 
on January 16th and 17th. The qualified delegates from the 
Northern California offices of the company were A. D. F. Rey- 
nolds and E. W. Armstrong of San Francisco and J. S. Logan, 
general agent at Sacramento. The company's business for 
1911 amounted to $13,200,000, an increase of nearly $3,000,000 
over the volume of the preceding year. 

The feud that threatened to disrupt the Vulcan Fire in Oak- 
land has been settled, and a call has been issued for the stock- 
holders to meet January 22d to discuss future plans for the 
company. The plans suggested are : To subscribe for the stock 
at present unsold at $18 per share; to reduce the unauthorized 
capital and surplus of $1,000,000 to $500,000, the amount which 
the cash on hand approximates; or dissolve the corporation and 
return to stockholders the money paid in, less the expense of 
promotion. 

* * * 

The Beliingham Fire Insurance Agents' Association has 
started an aggressive campaign in the insurance graded 
commission-sepaiated controversy. They are for settling the 



matter with an early adjustment that will not disturb the busi- 
ness of the local agents, and a conviction that a graded com- 
mission plan which places all companies in the same agencies 

on an equal compensation basis will be acceptable. 

* * * 

The suicide totals for the years 1910 and 1911 ran about the 
same. For 1910, 12,608, and for the last year, 12,242. Physi- 
cians head the list again among professional men; clergymen 
come next: the ratio between the sexes remains about the same, 
the males being almost two to one as compared with the 
females. Despondency leads with 6,114; insanity is second 

with 1,502; and "unknown," third, with 1,480. 

* * * 

Noel H. Jacks, for the past two years assistant secretary to 
the local branch of the Y. M. C. A., has joined O. O. Orr, mana- 
ger of the Prudential, in handling the business of that company 
for Northern California. Mr. Jacks formerly held a position as 
manager of a Prudential branch. The new firm will be known 

as Orr & Jacks. 

* * * 

The Pacific Board has recently received a number of re- 
quests for special ratings in private dwellings where moving 
picture machines are in use. A feature of the misgivings is the 
necessity of using high voltage currents for the machines in- 
stead of the ordinary lighting current. This is another hazard 

added to the insurance toll. 

* * * 

The Home Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd., is going to 
add $100,000 to its present capital, making a total of $200,000. 
The new stock will be sold at a premium of 10 per cent. The 
company began business in September of last year, and its 
gross premium income up to December 31st approximated 

$7,000. 

* * * 

The fire insurance losses of the United States and Canada 
for December aggregated $22,722,850, as against $21,528,000 
for 1911. showing a eain of over a million dollars. The total 
loss for 1911 was $234,337,250, slightly less than for 1910, 

which was $234,470,650. 

* * * 

The Globe and Rutgers Fire of New York has re-insured one- 
third of its business in the People's National Fire of Philadel- 
phia." By this re-insurance the surplus of the People's 
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The Western National Fire Insurance Company is equipped 
to begin business February 1st. All of its stock has been sold, 
and $300,000 is on deposit to its credit in the Sacramento banks. 
General Manager H. W. Colson will seek membership in the 

Pacific Board. 

* * * 

President W. G. Taffinder, of the Republic & Dominion 
Fire and Marine Insurance Company, of Minneapolis, sent a 
ballad greeting of four verses on the Glad New Year to his 

friends here, entitled, "I Hope." 

* * * 

The new motor aerial fire truck of Los Angeles, ninety horse- 
power, has worked out satisfactory on an official all-round test. 
It is the latest Seagreaye design, and is equipped with all the 

up-to-date appliances. 

* * * 

The Insurance Company of North America, Philadelphia, 
has inaugurated an innovation by fixing its net surplus at four 
million dollars, making all fluctuations in its accounts show in 

the contingent fund. 

* * * 

The Equitable Life led in paid-for California business during 
1911, with a total of about $5,500,000. Western Life was sec- 
ond, its total being $5,000,000 in written business; New York 

Life was third, with $4,470,450. 

* * * 

Chapman & Nauman, general agents of the American Union 
Fire of Philadelphia, will have their territory increased by 
adding Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. They 

expect to add another company to their agency shortly. 

* * * 

H. Yourstone, of Los Angeles, has resigned as agency direc- 
tor of the Pacific Department of the Occidental Life, to become 
manager of the agencies of the Western Mutual Life of Council 

Bluffs, Iowa. 

* * * 

The Commercial Fire of Iowa has been merged with the 
Hawkeye and Des Moines Fire. The latter named company 
will issue the Commercial Underwriters' policy to take the 

place of the Commercial Fire. 

* * * 

Walter Miller, formerly a district manager of agencies in the 
San Joaquin Valley, has been appointed supervisor of agencies 
for the Western Life in California. 

John C. Robinson, for a long time in the employ of the 
Pacific Mutual Life in this State, is now in Australia writing 
for the Mutual Life of New York. 

It is reported that no insurance was carried on the recently 
destroyed building in New York of the Equitable Life Assur- 
ance Society. 

The Aetna shows the most favorable approximate loss ratio 
for the year 1911 with 29.8 per cent; its premiums written ag- 
gregated $1,070,000. 

The United States Casualty Company has retired from the 
burglary insurance business. 

Kenneth Wilson, of the Watson & Taylor general agency, is 
touring Eastern cities on business engagements for his firm. 

The Royal Exchange has retired from Nevada, re-insuring 
its business in the Home of New York. 

The Burglary Insurance Underwriters' Association of New 
York has thrown off all rules on rates and forms. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 20, 1912. 



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Mamie Weeks never let her duties at Allen's notion counter 
interfere with her social life. She handed needles, pins, hooks 
and eyes to the dressmaker's apprentice and continued her con- 
versation with the girls : 

"Yes, it was a grand show he took me to. And who do you 
guess I seen ? Violet Mulligan ! And she was fixed to can the 
public, believe me, girls. Honest, she was slim enough to fall 
through a piece of maccaroni, and say, her skirt was so tight 
she couldn't take a full step. Her feller had to haul her up to 
the gallery. And her hat!" 

Mamie rolled her eyes expressively, but seeing a floor-walker 
approaching. ;.he bent forward and solicitously addressed her 
customer for the first time. 

"No, ma'ari, we don't carry no Canton flannel in the summer. 
It wouldn't be at this counter anyway." Then, the_ danger of 
interruption past, she began her monologue anew, with the pre- 
face, sotio voce : 

"It was that there gray spats she was with. Wouldn't he 
jolt you ! As I was sayin', you ought to have seen Violet's hat ! 
Us three could have stood under it easy. And she had a wilier 
plume like a kangaroo's tail. I bet it was two-and-a-half long." 

"Violet always had class, but to my mind she extra done it." 

Carrie Foster patted her massive array of puff and coronet 
lovingly Her hair cost so much that she was obliged to econo- 
mize on dress. "Clothes is all right, but it's hair that counts," 
she added. "The more you can show, the more style you get. 
Anybody that wears their own hair ain't much, believe me." 

"Violet said," chimed in Anna Jenkins, "she wasn't ever go- 
ing to take a job again where the management forced her to 
wear a black dress. She wants to look different from other 
folks." 

"She does alright. She's got gall enough to mark her any- 
where." There was a note of jealousy in Mamie's voice, for 
Violet, in her new position, was able to dress in a way that far 
outshone her former companions — a chiffon gown, with skirt 
hobbled to make necessary a Chinese gait, satin pumps with 
heels three inches high, a hat as big as a parasol and a stream- 
ing yellow plume. On Fifth avenue, Fourteenth street, at 
Coney Island, the moving picture shows, and even in the store, 
Mamie had seen hundreds of such costumes, and it was her 
heart's desire to be similarly arrayed. 

"What would a plume like Violet's cost?" Anna was half- 
ashamed to reveal her ignorance. 

"Like hers? You couldn't touch one for less than fifteen 
dollars. It was genuine hand-knotted. Say, I'm going to have 
one on my winter hat. Just a plain black velvet, with one white 
wilier and diamond pins." 

"Swell," commented Carrie. "So simple and refined! Say, 
Mame, I can put you wise to a bargain in feathers. I seen an 
ad. in the La Toilet." Carrie extracted a small purse from her 
stocking and waved a clipping which announced: 

"Ladies Own Feathers Made Up — $3.00. Tips to Order — 
$5.00. Apply M. Dominecho, 628 East 108th Street." 

Mamie copied the address, and with characteristic prompt- 
ness decided to have an ice-cream supper down town and order 
a feather on the way home. She had not expected to buy one 
before December, but this unforeseen bargain was quite within 
reach, as already there was $5 in the empty candy box labeled 
"Lid." Seven willow plumes waved tantalizingly from the hats 
of passengers on the Third avenue car, and Mamie counted 
them with the proud consciousness that soon a similar long, 
fluffy, white one would be in her possession. 

"It's clothes that does it," mused Mamie. "The common- 
est kind looks swell when they're carryin' the goods. You 
can't go nowhere without clothes — not even to church. And a 
feller ain't goin' to take a girl out if she ain't got class. Least- 
ways, not a feller like Leonidas Smith. Last night he was 
flashin' his lamps at Violet Mulligan. The sooner I get classy 
the better." 

At 108th street she !eft the car and walked toward the river, 
eyeing the crowds of jabbering foreigners with patronizing dis- 
dain as she picked her way gingerly along the littered side- 
walks. Mamie did not appreciate local color, and so did not 
enjoy Little Italy, with its gilded Madonnas, wailing concer- 
tinas and breath of garlic. The dilapidated frame tenements 
— waiting only a brisk fire or a building boom to consign them 
to rubbish, looked all alike, and number 628 was last in the 



row. Some one told her that Mrs. Dominecho lived on the 
top floor. 

The stairs were so dark that Mamie could scarcely find the 
landings, but she continued to stumble and climb until she 
saw a skylight which marked the roof. At the end of the hall 
a stingy flame of gas lighted a sign : "Willow plumes." 

As she knocked, there ensued a sound of animated voices 
and scuffling feet, and an Italian woman peered out, asking 
eagerly : 

"You wanta plume? Willow plume? Come in, Signorina." 

As Mamie entered the kitchen she perceived a table, under 
the gloomy court windows, laden with innumerable bits of 
feather, weighted by bricks. Two little girls, dark-eyed and 
solemn, were tying small pieces to make longer strands, and 
Mamie became conscious that under their skillful fingers a wil- 
low plume was in process of making. 

Mrs. Dominecho offered a chair, but Mamie declined with a 
gesture. 

"I can't stop," she said. "Show me a feather that's done." 

"Mariana," commanded her hostess, "bringa to me biga 
plume." 

The older of the children slipped from her chair and after 



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a moment's groping under the bed, drew out a long, black 
feather. Mamie shook her head. 

"Notformuh! I want white. Is white more ?" 

"Nota so much money costa the white — she maka more easy. 
Black is five-fifty — white fiva dollar." 

"Can I have it Sat'day?" 

Mrs. Dominecho shrugged her shoulders. 

"Me sorry, but 'til Saturday isa de black for 'nother lady. I 
gif you Tuesday." 

"I guess I ain't got no choice. Alright. Tuesday sure, and 
say, don't let them kids get it dirty." 

Her errand done, Mamie hurried across the city, eager to 
reach home with the news of her bargain. As she opened the 
door, Gladys, her little sister, with saucer-blue eyes and red 
hair crimped so tight that it stuck around her head like an 
aureole, came bouncing out, shrieking : 

"My gum — Mamie — did you bring my chewin'-gum ?" 

Mamie looked penitent. "Say, darlin', I clean forgot. Give 
Mamie a smack and to-morrow she'll bring it, sure." 

She threw her bag on the table, took off her hat and sank 
wearily into a chair. Gladys stood beside her, murmuring: 
"My gum — you promised." When the sobs increased in quick 
crescendo, Mamie rose. 

"Quit bawlin', kid; don't feel so bad. I'll get it 'cross the 
street." 

Mamie returned presently with a package of gum, and when 
they were all generously supplied and Gladys happily engaged 
in pulling long strings of pepsin, she proceeded to recount the 
adventures of her shopping expedition. 

Mrs. Weeks, a tawdry and aggressive person who, obviously, 
had seen better days, listened with many exclamations of inter- 
est. 

"I think you done just right, Mamie," she declared. "It 
takes a hat to get a hat. If you dress like a lady when you 
ain't got the price, you're more likely to find a man that can 
dress you that way permanent. I never known it to fail. The 
dowdy stays dowdy." 

"I felt like a mope last night," confessed Mamie. "Beside 
Violet Mulligan I looked like that there chromo of Adam and 
Eve in Steiner's winder. And Leonidas was blinkin' his lights 
at her. I'd hate to be cut out by a Bowery goil, and Violet ain't 
no principles when there's a man around to hand out the 
dough." 

When Mamie repeated the story of her "bargain" at the store 
next morning, Carrie Foster advised her to complete the extrav- 
agance by a new dress, remarking frankly that such a plume 
should cert'nly be accompanied by a suitable costume. Mamie 
considered the counsel sound, and the result was an investment 
of her week's wages in a polka-dotted silk gown with kimono 
sleeves, and an untrimmed hat, large enough to carry the 
feather safely. Leonidas. having invited her to a roof-garden 
for the following Wednesday, she decided to startle him with 
an outfit equal if not superior to Violet Mulligan's. 

On Tuesday she could hardly wait for closing time, and 
throughout the afternoon served the never-ending stream of 
customers with her eyes constantly on the clock and her 
thoughts unremittingly on her plume. When the hands pointed 
to six, she hastily donned her hat, hidden under the counter to 
facilitate departure, and without stopping for supper, made her 
way up town. 

It seemed an eternity to her impatient spirit before she finally 
knocked at Mrs. Dominecho's door. There was no reply. 
Mamie felt a curious thumping of her heart as she knocked 
again, more imperatively. Presently, Mrs. Dominecho opened 
the door, reluctantly. 

"Me no maka finish de plume dis day," she began, with a 
nervous, apologetic smile. "Me Mariana maka de sickness, and 
me Marietta no can tie alone. Saturday I gifa you sure." 

Mamie's face clouded. She peered into the kitchen, think- 
ing that perhaps this was only an excuse. Marietta was stand- 
ing by the bed in which Mariana lay, her tiny, claw-like fingers 
clutching the ragged quilt, and her eyes staring sombrely at 
the ceiling. 

With a gasp Mamie pushed her way in and looked down at 
the child, amazed. She had never before seen such marks of 
suffering in so young a face. 

"That's the sickest kid I ever seen. What's she got?" she 
asked. 

Mrs. Dominecho lifted her hands as if in appeal to Heaven. 



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January 20, 1912. 



"Me no can tella. It much hot now and she musta maka de 

plume Maybe work? Maybe weather?" She pointed 

to Mamie's feather on which were only a handful of knotted 
flues. "So far my Mariana tie and then she maka de sickness." 

Mamie glanced at the scraggy skeleton which bore only a 
promise of willowy ends. Beside it were tiny bits of white 
feather, ready for the knotting. She felt suddenly weary at the 
thought of such tedious tying, and understood for the first time 
the meaning of the term "genuine hand knotted" which she had 
used so glibly. She looked again at Mariana and a wave of 
sympathy swept over her as she pictured the frail little girl, 
laboriously tying three and four knots for every strand of 
feather. 

"Ain't it fierce;" she exclaimed. Then, blankly, she gasped: 
"My Gawd! And it was my feather she was doin' when she 
was took." 

Mamie turned away. She could not bear longer to look at 
Mariana. 

Mrs. Dominecho, mistaking pity for anger, renewed her 
apologies. 

"Nexta week I make sure. My Marietta and me — we tie!" 

Mamie eyed her curiously. "Don't talk to me about next 
week. You don't know what you'll be doin', then. This kid's 
sick — awful sick." 

For Mamie, who assiduously cultivated indifference to emo- 
tion, was strangely touched by Mariana's haunting eyes and 
look of utter helplessness. In an impulse of generosity she 
opened her bag, took out the long-hoarded $5, laid it on the 
table, and said quickly, as though she feared she might change 
her mind as suddenly as she had made it : 

"Take that. Get a doctor and some medicine. And buy her 
something to eat — not Dago garlic but good United States 
food." 

Mrs. Dominecho looked at the money and hesitated. "You 
gooda kind lady. Nexta week I gif you plume sure " 

Mamie waved her aside. "Not for muh! Not on your 
life. I couldn't wear no weeping wilier after seein' that there. 
I'd feel like I'd yanked it off a kid's hearse." 

She turned abruptly, trying to hide her disappointment, and 
when her eye fell upon the unfinished plume, she was over- 
whelmed with a sense of her own loss. The dress — the hat — 
Leonidas — the roof-garden — Violet Mulligan — her heart sank 
and she made a brave effort to swallow the choking lump in 
her throat. 

Mrs. Dominecho started forward, a torrent of thanks and en- 
dearing phrases upon her lips. 

"Oh, Signorina. you are simpatica. When I am dead, I will 
not forget your kind heart." She seized Mamie's hand and 
kissed it passionately. 

Mamie drew back, embarrassed. "Kindly omit flowers," 
she said brusquely, and started for the stairs. She found it 
difficult to see in the dimness. 



There was a bargain sale at Allen's, the next day. and it was 
noon before Carrie found an opportunity to ask: 

"Did you get your plume, Mame? J'm crazy to see it." 
Mamie nonchalantly patted her puffs and adjusted the 
maline bow at her throat. "The plume! Oh, I was talkin' of 
gertin' one at a hargain. Well, there ain't no such thing as a 
bargain, believe me. girls. I was to the place and there was 
nix doin'. Anyway, I changed my mind. I'm all for corona- 
tion styles, and I hear that Queen Mary's a mope on classy 
dress — no hobbles and big hats. Besides." she added, with a 
drawl, as she saw her arch-enemy, and Violet's gentleman 
friend approaching, "I hear that willers are goin' out — they're 
dreadful common. Only passees and such as Violet Mulligan 
wear 'em now." — Florence Woolsion in The Red Book. 



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trip East. Also there are other trains carrying through Pullman 
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NEW THOUGHTS AND OTHERS. 

Dr. Julia Sears, head of the "New Thought School," says: 
"There are enough people on the planet to-day who remember 
one or more of their incarnations to make it a certainty that re- 
incarnation is a positive fact." All right, Doctor: we'll add this 
to our list of positive facts, which is already becoming some- 
what unwieldy. Still, there is a question which has been puz- 
zling us a good while, and we now make bold to ask: Why is it 
that, among ail those people who remember one or more of their 
incarnations, not one. can remember being a hod-carrier, an 
undertaker's assistant, or an office-boy in a soap factory? There 
is a strong tendency to run toward royal families, court musi- 
cians and philosophers. Two or three persons can distinctly 
remember having beer. Joan of Arc, and the number of rein- 
carnated Napoleons and Louis Fourteenths is growing all the 
time. But the man we are anxious to meet is the chap who 
can remember with pleasure his incarnation as the brawny 
"white wings" who pushed the scoop around the arena of the 
Roman Coliseum after the show was over and the animals re- 
tired, or the employee of the Imperial Health Department whose 
duty it was to descend into the Cloaca Maxima when it got 
clogged. 

Another New Thought which comes at this moment is in con- 
nection with the statement of Dr. Sears that she was the Italian 
singer, Marsina, four hundred years ago, was bitterly discon- 
tented, and now she longs to sing and cannot. There's matter 
for rumination in this. We shall hurry away now to tell the 
young woman in the apartment adjoining ours that the reason 
she longs to sine, or thinks she can sing, and cannot, is because 
she had a sweet pipe several hundred years ago and didn't make 
the most of it. — Puck. 



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No. 4 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
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Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than 
Thursday morning. 



Before long it will be a pretty small San Francisco hill 

without plans for a tunnel under it. 

What a material age it is that provides P-A-Y-E benches 

for spooning couples in public parks! 

Pretty soon — maybe — we'll be looking at moving pic- 
tures of dirt flying and buildings going up out around Harbor 
View. 

It was the Colonel's cousin who was arrested for calling 

a New York policeman a "darned liar." It seems to run in the 
blood. 

"Treat" — could anybody have been picked out with a 

name more fit for the post of Imperial Potentate of the Mystic 
Shrine ? 

McCarthy, Tveitmoe, et al., are strong for a political 

amalgamation of labor and socialism. That would be fine for 
the red flag. 

Pretty soon this Gipsy Smith person will have passed 

on and the sinful soul of the average citizen will dare to come 
out of hiding. 

■ Not content with making California's laws, Emperor 

Hiram's steam roller colons insist on making history for Cali- 
fornia's children. 

The hush that envelops Sagamore Hill and the Outlook 

office begins to be painful to the ears of the citizenry of this 
broad but curious land. 

Popular criticism does not appear to shake Taft's faith 

in the man he has picked for the Supreme Court vacancy. There 
will be no hook for Hook. 

Brother Hearst is busy making pence between Northern 

and Southern California, having carefully selected a time when 
nothing else but peace exists. 

In England, it is reported, the women considerably out- 
number the men. So, whether or not she be deadlier, the f. of 
the s. is healthier than the male. 

If we had known in September what we are beginning 

to know now about the Board of Works, it would probably have 
been made unanimous for Rolph. 

Four dollars worth of gold nuggets rewarded the curi- 
osity and labors of a Sacramento man who investigated the 
craw of a turkey for which he had paid just about that sum. De- 
velopment boards and immigration associations are entirely 
welcome to this cheering item. 



"Harmon and narmony" — there's a catchy Democratic 

battle-cry which does not seem, however, to listen exactly right 
in Nebraska, New Jersey or Alabama. 

Reflect upon what the amiable gentleman in the White 

House would probably do to his Postmaster General if this were 
not a presidential campaign year. 

Labouchere, late editor of London Truth, leaves an estate 

of $4,000,000 as evidence that there is something more in jour- 
nalism than mere honor — sometimes. 

Three doctors used all their skill and some ounces of 

chloroform to make an Iowa woman stop laughing. And yet 
they say the sex has no sense of humor! 

Burbank's brother is going to the Orient. He might 

gather some useful hints about grafting in China, where it has 
been the leading industry for some thousands of years. 

There is nothing new, rules an Eastern court, in the "tur- 
key trot." No, nothing new, but a good deal that may or may 
not be naughty, according to how it is danced or looked at. 

The threatened trouble in Cuba did not, after all, amount 

to much. The big policeman with the striped trousers and the 
whiskers strolled down the alley, and then there was peace. 

Let's hope that expert Arnold will tell us why it is that 

no new street railroad; have been built in San Francisco since 
the new charter went into effect except by large private sub- 
scription. 

Candidate La Follette tells a New York audience: "You 

folks are no different from us out in Wisconsin." Wait until 
you see the Empire State delegation votes at Chicago, Mr. 
Senator. 

After the Board of Works has been thoroughly broomed, 

the attention of the new administration is invited to the Hetch- 
Hetchy water scheme, its cost to date and its feasibility, to say 
nothing of its Ham Halls. 

Truth versus Tradition is the title of the comedy now 

being enacted with respect to the teaching of history in the pub- 
lic schools of California. It is not surprising to find the Legis- 
lature lined up against the truth. 

At 81, citizen Belva Lockwood announces that "love 

cannot thrive on steam heat and janitor service." No, indeed; 
things have just got to keep coming in through the "trade en- 
trance" in order for bliss to stay married. 

Oillionaire Rockefeller stood in the aisle of the Fifth 

avenue church, and loudly praised the sermon of the imported 
British pastor. A more cheerful noise to the clerical ear is 
made by the right sized rustle in the contribution box. 

Chancellor Day, of Syracuse University, lickspittle 

champion and apologist of any old trust or millionaire, expels a 
San Francisco girl for protesting against the institution's food. 
The young lady may accept the decree as much better than any 
Syracuse degree. 




E/DITORIAly COMPCENT 




Plain men will not be distressed by 
The Board of Control the opinion of the Attorney-General 
And Its Powers. which, to some extent, puts bit and 

bridle on that noble steed of a re- 
form administration, the Board of Control. The opinion is, 
however, a sore wound to the Control Boarders, and to other 
high priests of Johnsonism, as is to be gathered from the angry 
remarks evoked by publication of the Attorney-General's offi- 
cial communication. 

The opinion was delivered at the instance of the State High- 
way Commission. It holds, in effect, that the Board of Control 
has nothing to say about the manner of doing the work and 
spending the money under the $18,000,000 issue of bonds for a 
system of State highways. It may go no further than to check 
and audit these expenditures after they have been made. The 
highway bonds were voted by the people, and no legislature 
can assume any control over such a fund not authorized by the 
terms of the ratified bond proposition. The Board of Control is 
a legislative creation, and the highway fund is the creation of 
the whole people. 

Says the Attorney-General in response to specific questions 
from the Highway Commission : 

"The moneys thereby voted by the people of the State as- 
sume the character of a special trust fund, separate and distinct 
from other moneys raised by ordinary methods of taxation, 
segregated and separated from all other moneys of the State 
government, and when deposited in the State treasury, to be 
disbursed for the particular purpose in the particular manner 
and by the particular officers designated and defined in the 
statute, the terms of which had met with the approval of the 
voters. 

"By the statute of 1909 the people have designated the 
trustees who are to expend the money which they provide for 
the particular purpose involved, and authorize them to decide 
those physical and practical questions, that necessarily must 
be met from time to time in carrying out the will of the people 
in that behalf, and no power or authority exists which may 
wrest from these designated trustees the authority conferred up- 
on them, nor compel nor permit these designated trustees to 
share with others the responsibility or shirk the duty and any 
law which attempted in any way to diminish or minimize the 
specific authority thus fixed upon these trustees would be with- 
out force or effect." 

Speaking in general and cautious terms, the opinion holds that 
except where it has been given specific authority by the legis- 
lature, the Board of Control has no more authority or other 
function than the old Board of State Examiners possessed — 
the authority and function of an auditing body. 

The opinion was prepared in the usual way and became pub- 
lic in the usual manner. It is a public document, and as such 
was accessible to the press or to any citizen from the moment 
it was signed. That manner of treating public documents does 
not please the Board of Control. Its busiest member takes oc- 
casion to issue a wrathy and vituperative statement in which he 
lambastes, not the Attorney-General, but his chief deputy, who 
prepared the opinion. This gentleman is personally charged 
with circulating a false statement, with the purpose of dis- 
crediting the Johnson administration and the Board of Control, 
and also of creating friction between the Highway Commission 
and the Board. He is childishly accused of "trying to get his 



name into the papers" and of being too busy as a press agent 
to send the opinion to the Highway Commission. This bom- 
bastic and puerile utterance concludes : 

"Of course, we have not seen the opinion yet and have no 
knowledge of its contents. When we do see it, we will have 
something further to say regarding the opinion itself. In the 
meantime, it is to be hoped that Mr. Benjamin's desire to see 
his name in print will be fully satiated. The Board of Control 
will continue to carry out its duties under the law, undisturbed 
by advance press reports concerning opinions from the Attor- 
ney-General's office to be issued in the future. 

"The Board of Control is cognizant of the fact that certain 
persons would like to see its legal powers curtailed. The Board 
of Control is also aware of the fact that these persons are not 
members of the Highway Commission. Who these persons are 
will probably come to light within a very short time." 

It seems that the foot which wears the boot that "kicks the 
railroad out of office" and hoists friends into the fat places has 
stubbed its toes against the law. The owner of the foot is 
swearing and making faces, and his satraps and proconsuls 
are making the sad sounds of sympathy. 

The Board of Control has been the most useful instrument 
provided by law in the doing of Johnson politics, and the least 
useful and most expensive in doing the business of the people. 
Its powers are tremendous, even under the limitations pointed 
out by the Attorney-General, and they are committed to the 
hands of men, some of whom are of the Johnson mold and 
type — bitter, vindictive, not very scrupulous and lacking in 
both business knowledge and a broad common sense. 



New force should be given to the 
"White Slave" Trade, movement against the "white slave" 
trade by the revelations touching 
the person and the establishment of a notorious deadfall keeper 
in San Francisco. Incidentally it is to be noted that this traf- 
ficker in women's bodies and souls is one of the prize-fight gang. 

The story told by the prize-fighting dive-keeper's victim is 
not fit for detailed publication. It is a brutal and naked reve- 
lation of the shame and degradation of the underworld, which 
does not confine itself to the underworld in its search for re- 
cruits and victims. This unfortunate girl wears ugly bruises 
to bear out her charge of physical violence and cruelty. Morally 
her disfigurement is far more serious. 

It appears that the enslavement of women for the purposes 
of the Barbary Coast dives and dance-halls does not include 
merely sex shame, but downright crime. The man with money 
in such a place who does not yield to the "attractions" of the 
joint — does not let himself be wheedled and made drunk — is 
in peril of being drugged and robbed. The white slave in this 
case charges that the women of her master's staff were com- 
pelled to commit such crimes. When they would not or could 
not do so, then the master of the slaves did the drugging and 
robbing personally. 

It has taken the Federal authorities a long time to get into 
active operation against the white slavers who trade across 
State boundaries or national frontiers, but that campaign now 
goes on with the implacable and resistless strength of a govern- 
ment prosecution once competently started. This movement, 



January 27, 1912. 



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however, is of no effect in such a case as the one that has just 
come to light. It is purely a State and city affair, which means 
that the city must take care of it. The State, unhappily, has 
no means or agency for policing itself except such as is fur- 
nished through the counties. 

Heretofore there has been little attempt to check this hideous 
traffic in San Francisco, although this city is, naturally, the 
center and base of operations for the entire Pacific Coast. A 
corrupt or disorganized officialry, a demoralized police force, 
and a District Attorney's office without money or men to get 
evidence, made the situation pleasant and profitable for the 
white slaver. 

With Mayor Rolph's coming there comes also the promise 
of a clean-up campaign which will drive the slavers out of busi- 
ness, or, at least, out of the metropolis. Other cities and other 
States will not be slew to follow our lead, and pretty soon 
the traffic of women on this side of the continent will be as hard 
to run as the trade in opium and other deleterious drugs. 



Suggestive Dancing 
Should Be Tabooed 



Efforts here and there to regulate 
certain forms of dancing are not 
likely to come to much unless they 
are successfully directed to the in- 
fluencing of the public taste and the public sense of decency. 
Any restriction imposed by law or ordinance upon the manner 
of dancing must, ultimately, make a policeman the censor of 
manners and the judge of what is decent and what is indecent 
in the caperings and posturings of the art terpsichorean. And 
that is no job for the average policeman. 

If it were a matter of garmenting for the dance — a question 
of dress decorum — it would be possible to make and enforce 
definite rules. When the issue is one of physical proximity, or 
abandonment of manner, of suggestive embrace or glance, who 
shall say where propriety crosses the border? 

Some wise person was asked, once upon a time, whether there 
was any harm in young people dancing. "No," was the sage 
reply, "not as long as they just keep on dancing." Quite likely 
this philosopher had never seen any of those recent and curious 
modifications of the old-fashioned "round" dances that seem to 
have had their origin in the San Francisco dance-hall district. 
They are sedate and graceful, or may instantly become sug- 
gestive and grossly sensuous as the dancers will. People who 
dance that way and "go the limit" are likely not to keep on 
dancing. 

These so-called "vicious dances" appear to be of negro birth. 
They belong with the "rag time" music of the darkey players 
and singers. Thus, naturally, they are savage and barbaric and 
sensual, not suited for the entertainment of modest and refined 
white people — at least not in their extreme forms. Let them 
remain the property of the tenderloin tough. Taboo them 
from all decent society. 

Probably the effective way of regulating all dances of a pub- 
lic character will be found in regulation of the proprietor of the 
place. Make him understand that complaint about the prac- 
tices in his establishment may cost him his privilege of doing 
business, and he will quickly and continuously make the 
dancers behave. 

3B- 

The New Era Suffrage Club has 
Impulsive Club Women, just decided to send a committee of 

twenty members to attend the daily 
sessions of the second trial of Dr. Joslen. Why? Simply in an 
effort to influence the jury to bring in a verdict favorable to 
Ethel Williams, their protege, who is suing for $100,000 dam- 
ages on the grounds that the doctor deceived her by claiming 



that he was an unmarried man when she granted him certain 
favors. Some considerate and influential friends of this senti- 
mental but misguided committee should take them aside and 
explain that a court of justice is the last place in the world 
where such endeavors should be employed, even were they 
built on the highest motives. Each side has competent advo- 
cates in court to safeguard his or her interests. If these mis- 
guided ladies have anything in the way of competent testimony 
or evidence which will in any way help the cause of their pro- 
tege, let them turn it over to her attorney, and he will present it 
in the proper manner and according to the time-honored usages 
of the court. The actions of these impulsive ladies smacks of 
the effervescence of emotionalism and of supersentimentalism, 
and, even if successful, can end only in a subversion of justice 
and their own personal confusion and notoriety. The vital point 
in the case is whether Ethel Williams knew she was consorting 
with a married man at the time she assumed the relationship. 
The testimony brought out at the first trial of Dr. Joslen showed 
conclusively that she did. 

If there were any doubts clinging to her unsavory charac- 
ter and to her base designs, they would be completely 
laid to rest by her own admissions that when she discovered 
that Dr. Joslen was a married man, which she made several 
weeks after her consent, she unhesitatingly continued the 
clandestine meetings. She did more. According to her own 
evidence, she sought them; she went so far as to make 
passionate appeals to him not to drop her, but to continue the 
relationship, thereby placing on record her base and wicked 
plan to win the husband away from the wife, if possible. 
These club women, who will attend the second trial of the case, 
are endeavoring to ameliorate the condition of the fallen women 
in the red light district. It is extremely unfortunate that, in 
their zeal and sentimentality, they seized upon the Ethel Wil- 
liams case before carefully inquiring into her worthiness of 
such support and the merits of her suit against Dr. Joslen. Since 
the first trial began, a number of the members of the original 
committee realized from the nature of the evidence of the testi- 
mony submitted at the first trial that they had been over- 
hasty in rushing to the support of Ethel Williams in her 
attack on the purse of Dr. Joslen, and they sought the first op- 
portunity to quietly drop out of sight of the case. This wise 
and reasonable action should guide the new committee, which 
has been misled into joining Ethel Williams' cause, or they will 
discover when too late that their useless and reprehensible en- 
deavors to sway a jury and influence court rulings will end only 
in folly and notoriety. 

Do these good women who are urging on the prosecution of 
Dr. Joslen know that Ethel Williams' chief and main supporters 
and friends are the notorious "Kid" Sullivan and "Kid" Rogers? 

With the "Wishbone Boulevard" around the bay prop- 
erly completed, California will lay the beginning of one of the 
greatest and most beautiful highways for motors in the United 
States. 

The present rush to win the honor of discovering the 

Antarctic Pole gives every indication of producing a bigger 
liar than Doctor Cook. 

»• 

Portugal is to sell the crown jewels to replenish the re- 
public's cash box. 

-Germany is charged with being largely the cause of 



Austria's divided political house. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 



San Francisco will be glad to know 
Another Boost for that an ocean shipping combine has 

San Francisco. been formed in London with 181 

steamships, having a total tonnage 
of 728,000 tons, to sail the waters of the Pacific as well as of 
the Atlantic. The ships of the combine include those of the 
Pacific Steam Navigation Company, and they will be commer- 
cial as well as passenger vessels. It need not be said that the 
Panama Canal waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific 
Oceans was the incentive back of the great aggregation of ocean 
commerce carrying ships. Although the ships of the combine 
will sail all oceans and seas, the principal engagements of the 
ships will be for carrying the foreign commerce of the Americas 
and of the Orient, and naturally San Francisco will be on the 
map of the combine's sailing routes, and will include the prin- 
cipal ports on the Pacific Coast of the United States, and neces- 
sarily the Panama Canal will play an important part in the 
genera! sailing scheme of the combine's ships, which will un- 
doubtedly include coastwise commercial intercourse between 
the Pacific coasts of the three Americas. 

It begins to look as if the construction of the Panama Canal 
and the Panama-Pacific Exposition are likely to mean more to 
California and San Francisco than was thought a few years ago. 
In addition to the advantages that will accrue to San Francisco 
on account of the world-wide advertising this city and State 
will have because of the exposition, it is reasonable to expect 
that our industries wili be multiplied as a result of the throngs 
of visitors from all lands during 1915. Altogether, therefore, all 
the agencies of industrial and commercial expansion seem to 
be conspiring in the interest of San Francisco, and in all reason 
the future of this city promises great expansion in population 
as well as in business enterprises, especially is the outlook en- 
couraging for largely increased water transportation facilities 
for the accommodation of our expanding commerce, both 
coastwise and foreign. From every point of view, San Fran- 
cisco's future is assured, particularly, in that this city will be 
recognized the world over as the one great metropolis on the 
Pacific Coast of the United States. 

W 

The National Commercial Travel- 
War on the ers' League has decided to make 

Tipping Custom. war on the custom of giving tips to 

sleeping car porters, restaurant and 
hotel waiters. It is a decision that was inspired by a sense of 
the need of personal reformation. To the commercial travelers 
of the United States are the patrons of restaurants and hotels 
indebted for the pernicious custom of tipping for service. The 
evil was originally imported from France, Italy and Spain, and 
was quickly adopted by America's newly-made rich folk, who 
seemed to think it quite the fashionable thing to parade their 
"don't care for expenses" ideas, and show "swellishness" by 
making extravagant donations to those already hired to serve 
them, and they always bless the opportunity to show evidences 
of their generosity to servants. Then the commercial travelers 
gave the custom their endorsement, and their liberality is known 
to every hotel and restaurant table-waiter between the Atlantic 
and Pacific Oceans. The effect was that all patrons of such 
places had to keep step to the music of the generous tips, or 
fare badly. But now that the Commercial Travelers' League 
has resolved to make war upon the custom — a custom of their 
own making, largely, it is to be hoped they will be able to break 
up the system, root and branch. 

But there is another aspect of the tipping business which all 
tippers, as well as the tipped, would do well to consider. A 
tip for service means that the tipper intends to bribe the tipped 
waiter to show him favoritism in serving, which should be 



humiliating to both, as well as degrading. The tipper should 
know that it is not so much for better service that he bribes the 
waiter or porter, but to indirectly help the employer out with 
his pay roll. It is a fact that all know full well that the wage 
of restaurant and hotel servants is based upon what the ser- 
vant's average tips aggregate, and the wage is fixed to cover 
the deficiency caused by ungenerous tips. That is to say, the 
employer reduces the wage schedule to where the actual wages 
and the tips together make the sum total of what the servant 
should receive as his direct salary. In short, the tipper merely 
helps the employer in paying his payroll, the servant receiving 
from the guest what he should receive in the way of direct 
wages. If guests are fleeced by the tipping custom, it is a 
forced extra contribution to the employer, and not at all in 
consideration of service, for he is entitled to good service in 
any event, for the expense bill really includes the servant's 
hire. 

If the servant knew and fully appreciated these facts, he 
would feel himself degraded for being a tool playing into the 
hands of his employer, he, himself, receiving no direct com- 
pensation for the role he plays. No organization of wage 
earners receive so little for their services as those who are ex- 
pected to make up the difference between good and poor wages 
by the tipping process of filching guests in the interest of their 
employer. If the National Commercial Travelers' League can 
break up the degrading and dishonest habit of tipping, they 
will have served waiters and porters to some purpose, for then 
servants would receive fair compensation from their employers. 

By all means let the tipping habit be abandoned, but it can- 
not be done without doing great injustice to that class of labor 
which has to look to tips to make good inadequate wages, 
which are generally a mere pittance. The Commercial Trav- 
elers have undertaken a great reformatory work for employer 
as well as employed. A system that permits an employer of 
"help" to force, by an arbitrary and degrading custom, the help 
to prey upon his customers that the sum total of the wage and 
tips may give the employee reasonable compensation for his 
services. There are two sides to the tipping question, and war 
on the custom is likely to be war on a half-paid and well-de- 
serving branch of labor. 



In charge of the question-box at Chautauqua. Rev. J. M. 

Buckley, D. D.. was asked : "Do you think the great pyramid a 
prophecy of the coming of Christ?" His reply, which was fol- 
lowed by prolonged applause, was: "I answer with the specula- 
tion of a man who found a boot on the shores of the Mediter- 
ranean marked 'J.' and concluded that it belonged to Jonah, 
and was cast off by him in his struggles when he got on the 
shore." — Christian Register. 



ORIGINAL 

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The Critical Consumer Always 
Specifies Plymouth 

THE FINEST DRY GIN IMPORTED 

ALEX D. SHAW & CO. 

Pacific Coast Agents 

214 Front Street, San Francisco 



"Hear the Crier? Who the devil art thou?" 

In the name of the great Ozymandias, what kind of 

heavenly dope is this our canny Andy Carnegie is taking that 
he puts in a bill for only $33.70 for covering his witness fees 
and traveling expenses while furnishing his expert opinion to 
the Congressional Committee investigating the Steel Trust? 
And he is the man who mulcted Morgan for millions in the sale 
of the steel plants, and outwitted the crafty Rockefeller at his 
own game, and stacked the tariff cards on gullible Uncle Sam, 
and — and — but Andy's reputation is such that the receipt for the 
$33.70 should be turned over to the Secret Service Department 
of the government for investigation. Sucker hooks must be 
concealed somewhere among the letters, or something prehensile 
that will eventually give Andy a lien on several of the vault 
holdings in Uncle Sam's treasury. 

The "turkey trot" is a dance that can adapt itself to any 

company and any occasion, and thereby hangs its endless trou- 
bles. Recently, a New York court listened to the arguments of 
two rival managers who claimed "rights" to stage it. The judge 
decided the dance was "nothing new," and "did not require 
unique and extraordinary ability to perform it." So any stage 
manager can present it in proper form in that town. In Los An- 
geles the dance has been barred, and two couples are now being 
held for trial for dancing it on the street in the early morning 
hours. 

"A den of thieves" is the way an exasperated witness 

recently styled the management of the defunct California Safe 
Deposit Company. The loss suffered by the depositors was a 
tax on ignorance, for long before the explosion occurred it was 
notorious, in inside financial circles, that the corporation was 
rotten. Indeed, a movement was under way among the repu- 
table bankers of the town to put pressure to bear to right things 
and save the good name of the local banking institutions from 
the scandal that would follow the approaching failure, but the 
big fire upset these plans. 

Luck occasionally trips the foolish. A Portland man was 

hurrying to Europe to invest $15,000 in the eternally played 
Spanish prisoner swindle when he bumped into a friend who 
listened to his eager explanation of the enormous returns that 
were awaiting him in Madrid. After listening to the well au- 
thenticated details of the fraud, the Portlander returned home 
a crestfallen goose, despite the fact that he had saved his $15,- 
000. His neighbors are still laughing at him, but therein lies 
his immunity against similar temptation. 

Darwin was right: this world presents a survival of the 

fittest. Once Corn was king, but now it is the corn plaster. 
The chiropodists have just organized to have laws passed for 
the benefit of the chiros. What is to become of the chiros when 
all the pestiferous corns have been cut from the feet of human- 
ity the new organization does not set forth. Probably they 
will join the new movement now attacking legislatures, and ask 
for pensions. 

Free speech and frank instruction in our public schools 

and colleges are on too solid a foundation in this stage of in- 
tellectual freedom to be disturbed by the little tempest in a tea- 
pot now agitating several State legislators and a few university 
professors. 

Here's a case that will make the wearied dead sit up and 

chortle in their sheeted garb : two doctors are fulminating 
charges of libel at each other in a local court. May both win. 



"One that will play the devil, sir, with you." 

Tehachapi is visibly shrinking, and the unifying spirit 

is at last dominating all sections of California. That showing 
will be the best exhibit made by the Panama-Pacific Exposi- 
tion. San Francisco and San Mateo are reaching toward each 
other, and when Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda extend their 
willing hands across the bay for consolidation the circle will 
be complete. 

That was a bright idea of a woman who saved her 

worsted pet from a bull terrier that was chewing him up in a dog 
fight by sousing the head of the flesh-chewing victor with a bot- 
tle of ammonia. In the exultation of hugging her rescued pet, 
how could she ever dream that the vengeful owner of the terrier 
would create a more bitter fight for her by having her haled into 
the police court? 

The suggestion to build walled portals leading to the 

entrance of the Golden Gate in order to excite the admiration 
of the myriads of passengers who will come by steamer by that 
route to view the splendors of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 
has the ear marks of commercialism. There must be a hustling 
bill posting advertiser behind it. 

The United States now ranks second on the "greatest 

navy" list, and therefore stands next England as a world 
pacificator, from the standpoint of those who claim that great 
armaments are peace preservers. Yet Uncle Sam has his trou- 
bles, for little Cuba is now busily engaged in trying to pull the 
tail feathers from the Dove of Peace. 

The woman in San Francisco who discovered her hus- 
band, long supposed to be dead, as a happily married and very 
successful druggist, seems to be proceeding on the assumption 
that he is commercially as good as dead, for her first move was 
to claim one-half of his $30,000 estate. 

Casey at the bat before the financial committee of the 

Board of Supervisors inquiring into the loosely-handled funds 
of the old Board of Public Works, failed to make a hit: his slide 
for life to reach a safe base will add another interrogation point 
to the exit of the late administration. 

The hardest blow dealt the politicians by the present 

municipal administration will be the placing of the seven hun- 
dred positions in the various city departments under civil ser- 
vice. This move cuts off the "worker" from the pap and puts 
the "boss" out for the count. 

The Missouri captains of river steamers, who are using 

dynamite to break out in order to make time, haven't anything 
on the McNamaras, who used it to break into the penitentiary 
in record-breaking time. 

Recent statistics show that divorce is increasing three 

times faster than population. Experts diagnose this as a symp- 
tom rather than a diease. Somebody had better call the doctor, 
just the same. 

Listen to the wails of woe go up in the editorial rooms of 

local publications: the high cost of living has just hit French 
wines, and prices have advanced from twenty-five cents to one 
dollar per quart. 

The masked men who recently raided a poker game and 

took all the money in sight only anticipated the play of the 
smooth faced, light fingered Napoleon who sat in the game. 

Even Roosevelt has been unable to solve the great 

national problem, "What shall we do with our presidents?" 



Under the name of Robert Baranoff, who is local agent for a 
foodstuff that is advertised as a panacea for all ills, we have 
"in our midst" a Russian count whose pedigree is more au- 
thentic than that of the Czar himself. 

Baranoff has offices out on O'Farrell street, near Polk, and 
there, in the afternoons when the panacea is not in great de- 
mand, he holds salons that are attended by scores of the Rus- 
sian colony, ard also by many of the Alaskan band who have 
quit digging for gold in the North and are enjoying the com- 
forts of a more effete civilization than that of St. Michael or 
Circle City. 

Baranoff was, to be exact, born in St. Michael, but his noble 
blood is not, for a' that, any the less blue and autocratic. He 
lived there many years, and was one of the political and social 
leaders of the North when Alaska was purchased by the 
United States. He is a scholar, and a man who must have been 
notably handsome in his youth. Not that he is not "fine-look- 
ing" now. He is what the society writers term "distingue," and 
would be lionized if he cared more for society than the troubles 
?f the harassed Little Father of the Russians. 

Among the occasional visitors at the count's salons is Father 
Andrew P. Kashevaroff, for ten years pastor of the St. 
Michael's Cathedral at Sitka, now pastor of the Jackson, Ama- 
dor County, congregation. Father Andrew, as he is affection- 
ately called by all Alaskans, is made of the sturdy substance of 
pioneers, and in the autumn of life refuses to rest. He does 
missionary work in the mining region of Northern California, 
and finds time, withal, to come to San Francisco monthly to 
conduct services here. 

When Baranoff, who was known in Alaska as "the man with 
the iron hand," on account of his prodigious muscular strength, 
discusses "Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg," all the tailors in 
the block around O'Farrell and Polk streets close their shops 
and flee in terror. 

Another of the coterie is Howard Hamilton Hart, the million- 
aire, who built a palace in Claremont, and was bereft of his 
wife just as the great edifice was finished and furnished. 

5 V 5 

The Democrats who have been wont to rally to the bugle call 
of Theodore Bell can't "dope out" the deep, dark secret of E. O. 
Miller's residence in this city. Miller 
was formerly State Senator from Visalia, 
and is known as one of the solid men 
of the San Joaquin Valley. He is inter- 
ested in oil in Kern and Fresno, besides 
holding heavy properties in realty and 
other investments in Tulare County. 

Suddenly he severs most of his busi- 
ness connections in Tulare, Visalia and 
Hanford, and pulling himself up by the 
oootstraps, as 'twere, comes here to re- 
side. Whatever political ambitions he 
may entertain, he keeps in the Bluebeard 
chamber of his brain, for even his 
enemies don't deny that he is equipped 
with a large No. 8 head, full of thinking 
material. Miller is a cousin of Wigginton 
Creed, the San Francisco attorney who is 
vice-president of the Deaf, Dumb and 
Blind Institution at Berkeley, which 
Governor Hiram Johnson started out, 



with a great fanfare, to investigate. Creed, however, fore- 
swore Democracy in the earliest days of that party's eclipse. 
Miller came near to losing faith, in the first Bryan campaign, 
but subsequently renewed his confidence in the affiliations 
which make him one of the big factors in the submerged party 
as it exists to-day. His wife is with him at the Bellevue. 

5 5 5 

"The San Francisco Accordion Pleating and Button Com- 
pany" is the way another tragedy in the Shorb family is 
spelled. The brave little wife of Donald Shorb, who was sub- 
poenaed in the recent noisome Joslen trial, has decided that the 
best way to provide for her two little children is to go into 
business. So she invited all the friends of her husband's family 
to a tea, and to each guest she handed a card of rates and in- 
ducements in accordion pleating, embroidering, hemstitching, 
pinking and ruching, "with especial attention given to mail and 
express orders." 

The Shorb family saw nothing incongruous in the proceed- 
ing, and the little wife was too harrowed to care about the re- 
flection on the capacity of her husband as a breadwinner. She 
had found that two babies cannot subsist on inflated talk about 
ancestors who dated back to the Spanish nobility, and broad 
estates which said ancestors once owned. One of the babies is 
but a few months old, and the timorous little woman goes home 
between hours to make sure that all is well with her babe. 

Another one of the Shorb brothers married Miss Sheehan, 
daughter of a New York captain of industry, who found out 
in just one month that the only capital of her bridegroom was 
a continued narrative about the "fine family" of which he de- 
scended. She divorced him. Another brother married a school 
teacher, who thought that when she wedded she would have 
seen the last of the school room. But she reckoned without 
taking into consideration that she was becoming one of the 
Shorb "family." She is again a teacher, and has a berth in 
the San Francisco School Department. 

5 5 5 

Southern California is proud of its artists. And for that mat- 
ter, it has every reason to be : they are right there when it comes 
to laying on the pigments or chiseling personalities out of mar- 



Best by Tesl 

Chemically Praflic 



eft Why Buy Wash Water? 

Practically tj| It lequires two or more table- 
spoonfuls of the Big Packages of 
Fluffy Soap Powder to do the work 
of one tablespoonful of PEARL1NE 

WHY? 

<J Dry the powders by spreading 
them thinly in the sun or in a warm 
spot — leave for 24 hours — then 
weigh them — you'll find the differ- 
ence is in the bulk, not the weight. 
CI PEARLINE IS CONCEN- 



1 TRATED SOAP POWDER- 



SS THESE BIG PACKAGES ARE 



FLUFFED SOAP POWDERS. 



PEARLINE IS BEST AND 



,:;,-oV-"ll CHEAPEST 



January 27, 1912. 



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ble. In the latter class belongs Clarence Cristadoro, the San 
Diego sculptor, whose work in its freedom from convention- 
ality, its splendid vigor and force is throwing the limelight on 
its young author. He has been dubbed a radical, but it is a 
pleasing radicalism, and to be welcomed after the sentimental 
claptrap beneath which the art loving public has remained 
quiescent so long. 

However, aside from his artistic tendencies, Cristadoro is a 
thoroughly likable chap, with a keen sense of humor which 
often takes a satirical trend. On the occasion of a recent visit 
to San Francisco, he was asked by an acquaintance to pass his 
opinion on a piece of sculpture which the latter contemplated 
buying. He laughingly consented, and the two went forth to 
look over the work. 

"Now, Cristy," said his friend, as they stood before the piece, 
"I want your honest opinion. What do you think about it?" 

Cristadoro was noncommittal. He dug his hands into his 
trousers pockets and balanced back on his heels. Finally he 
turned to his companion with a puzzled frown on his face. 

"You really want the truth, old man?" 

"The absolute truth," replied the other. 

"Well, then," replied Cristadoro, "here it is : the artist has a 
beautiful conception; there is no doubt that he has ideas, but — 
well, between you and me, he must have learned to draw by 
ear!" 

S V o- 

Curtis Wright, the Berkeley manufacturer, enjoys the reputa- 
tion of being somewhat of a wit, and the other day added an- 
other leaf to his laurels. Seated on a College avenue car which 
was monotonously singing its way into the heart of Oakland, 
he was deep in conversation with a fellow clubman, when the 
talk turned to the billboards and the art of the poster man. 

Wright commented on the magnitude of the field which was 
daily becoming broader in scope for the commercial artist, and 
board after board flashed by in silent verification of his state- 
ment. 

"Oh, there's no doubt of it," agreed his companion. "Fact is, 
they're not only broadening the field, but they're elevating it as 
well. Take, for instance, that thing there," and he pointed to a 
rapidly vanishing board which bore upon its surface a very 
familiar liquor ad. "Now, that picture is a work of art. Ob- 
serve the magnitude of the subject; look how it's handled! Get 
the atmosphere of it! Why, the freezing cold expressed in that 
snow covered valley and those towering peaks creeps into your 
marrow. To me, it looks singularly like a Breuer picture." 

"And so it is," declared Wright, positively. 

"By Jove! You don't mean it, Wright! Poor old Breuer! 
Why, I thought he was doing particularly well. Gad! It must 

be hard to come down to painting bill boards " And then 

he caught the other's eye. 

(Thirty minutes later) : 

"What'll you have?" he asked, sadly. 
B o- B 

Mrs. Hope Cheney Havens, who has spent the last year at 
the Fairmont, and has been universally admired, as much for 
her stunning figure, of Junoesque-like proportions as for her 
bizarre taste in dress, has gone East to meet her mother, Mrs. 
Vance Cheney, when the latter shall arrive in New York after 
a triumphal year abroad, where she successfully preached the 
doctrine of "right living," a cult of which she also spread the 
propaganda in New York. 

Mrs. Havens will be known no more in California. Not that 
she has disavowed the State where she spent several years as 
the wife of "Bud" Havens. She will probably return at an 
early date. But it will not be as Mrs. Havens, which is a potent 
name in these parts, but as Mrs. McCracken, the bride of Rob- 



ert McCracken, an oil magnate who has paid court to the hand- 
some divorcee since the earliest days of her grass widowhood. 
Mrs. Havens will be awarded her final decree of divorce within 
a few months, and as soon as the law will allow, will marry Mr. 
McCracken. Meanwhile she will be in New York purchasing 
the most wonderful things which a correct taste and a plethoric 
purse may suggest. 

S 5 5 

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youth will take up his abode under the glowing red eye of Al- 
catraz and acquire the scaling qualities of the nimble-footed 
goat remains to be seen. In the meantime a story is slipping 
around the hill, borne in and out on the fog mists, and urged on 
by the winds that play over the crest of the ancient stronghold. 

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old friend, and the two retired to a corner to "talk it over." The 
family history of each was gone over minutely and confidences 
exchanged in a gurgle of sighs and giggles. Then the friend 
looked the maiden over carefully. 

"But, my dear," she exclaimed, "you are looking frightfully 
pale!" 

"And I feel pale," responded the maiden. "I went to see my 
dentist this morning, and I give you my word, I thought once I 
was going to faint. Everything went black and dizzy, and I had 
a hideous time pulling myself together." 

"Why, you poor child," cried the other sympathetically, "I 
didn't know there was anything wrong with your heart." 

The maiden looked demure. 

"Why," she remarked innocently, "there isn't anything the 
matter with my heart, 'cept it has a billy-ache." 
S V cS 

Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Sutton (Maud Wilson) are expect- 
ing an interesting event in their family. The Suttons have re- 
cently to go to Los Angeles to make their home. When they 
were married last summer they took up their residence in an 
attractive flat in Washington street, and were scarcely settled 
before business exigencies took them to New Orleans. Then 
Sutton decided that he and his wife did not like the Crescent 
City, and they returned to San Francisco, after having visited 
Mr. and Mrs. Temple Bridgman (Anita Mailliard) in Tennessee, 
where the former society girl does her own house-work, or at 
least does it with the aid of the very inefficient help of the re- 
gion. After their visit in Tennessee the Suttons went to New 
York, thence to San Francisco. Now they are to again pack 
their Lares and Penates and be on the trek. 

a- s s 

The decision of the A. A. Moores, of Oakland, to take up 
their residence at the Palace, just after the debut of their 
youngest daughter, Miss Margaret Moore, is again indicative 
of the fact that Oaklanders feel that the social field is more 
worth while in San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Tyson, 
of Alameda, presented both of their daughters at the Fairmont. 
The elder is now Mrs. Harry Weihe, and the other, Miss Marie 
Tyson, is one of the popular debutantes of this season. 

The Egbert Stones, too, chose to introduce their daughters, 
Marion and Harriet, on this side instead of in their native Oak- 
land. The Havemeyer sisters, Ethel and Vera, are more prom- 
inent here than in Oakland, where they reside, and the list 
lengthens as one harks back to a year or so ago, when Miss 
Eliza McMullin was introduced at a Fairmont affair rather than 
a home function in Oakland. 

It has been said of Margaret Moore that she has the sweetest 
and at the same time most radiant smile of any girl in society. 
Certain it is that she has the cordial manner and unaffected 
ways which made her sisters, Mrs. Walter Starr, Mrs. Valentine 
and Miss Ethel Moore generally beloved. 
5 S 5 

Miss Virginia Jolliffe has had a remarkably gay season this 
winter. She has always been one of the most popular girls in 
society, and certainly is more generally liked than her sisters, 
but this year seems to have been the perihelion of her popu- 
larity. She is a great favorite with Mrs. William Miller Gra- 
ham of Santa Barbara, and visited that clever matron at Bellos- 
guardo just before the holidays. While there, she met two 
splendid fellows who are now here. They are Elliott Rogers, 
a Santa Barbara chap, and Hope Vere, a London clubman, who 
spent several months in Santa Barbara. Vere is a famous racon- 
teur, has ample means and an unchallenged genealogy, all of 
which gives him a certain rating which the San Francisco maids 
are not overlooking. Neither is Rogers finding time heavy on 
his hands. 




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The Individualization 
Of Punishment. 



The American Institute of Criminal 
Law and Criminology, organized in 
1909, is publishing translations of 
important foreign treatises, among 
them "The Individualization of Punishment," by Prof. Saleille. 
Punishment to fit the criminal is what the "Individualizers" pro- 
pose, and Prof. Saleille elucidates it. 

Criminology has a vocabulary, which is perhaps the reason 
why this treatise, in its English dress, has not the usual French 
clarity of style. Germans are the "word coiners" par excel- 
lence, and Wahlberg struck off the term Individualization in his 
treatise, "Das Princip der Individualisirung in der Strafrechtsp- 
flege." The difficulty of adapting punishments to offenses is 
so great that it may be doubted whether the Mikado's object all 
sublime, to make the punishment fit the crime, will be, as he 
hoped, achieved in time. What the individualizers propose is to 
make the punishment fit the criminal. They would have penal- 
ties made great or small, imposed or omitted, according to the 
circumstances of the case, and the responsibility of the ac- 
cused, as determined by heredity, disease, environment, and so 
forth. Elucidation of this theory. involves Prof. Saleille in rea- 
soning high upon fixed free will, determinism, and kindred 
topics once discussed by those who "found no end in wandering 
mazes lost." Where there is no responsibility there should be, 
properly speaking, no punishment; although for its own protec- 
tion society may impose restraints upon the irresponsible. If 
alterable causes determine unlawful acts the causes should be 
altered if practicable. To believe in free will, punishment, even 
of those considered by others as irresponsible, has always 
seemed to be efficacious. The slave who excused his defective 
appreciation of property rights because he was fore-ordained to 
steal chickens, amended when told that flogging was also fore- 
ordained. The alienists and the lawyers are still far apart in 
the definition of responsibility. One suggested test of legal re- 
sponsibility for crime is, Would the unlawful act have been 
committed had a policeman been standing by? Generally, it 
would not; yet the test is not always conclusive, even to the 
courts, and is quite inconclusive to the alienist. In law, pre- 
meditation differentiates murder in the first from murder in the 
second degree. But it is, says Prof. Saleille, "a sign neither 
of freedom nor of moral responsibility; it is more commonly 
a sign of obsession or of innate perversion, and therefore a 
sign of temperamental taint." 

Individualization has always existed practically in some de- 
gree, even when not administered with reformatory purpose or 
upon scientific or systematic basis. Under ancient French law, 
judges had power to fix punishments according to the actual 
and not only the legal gra\ ity of the offenses. Too often they 
exercised undue severity. English and American juries have 
always individualized by bringing in verdicts contrary to law; 
a bad practice, yet by some regarded as the best argument for 
the jury system, since it modifies the rigor of the law in hard 
cases, protecting liberty as did the refusals to convict of libel 
in the time of George III, or lite, as did such verdicts as "Guilty 
of stealing a guinea, worth six pence," when, under the bar- 
baric English criminal law of a century ago, the death penalty 
was imposed for trivial offenses. 

It seems logical that crimes should be classified and their 
punishments so defined as to be capable with precision of ascer- 
tainment by citizens and pronouncement by courts. This prin- 
ciple was urged by the so-called classic school of theorists in- 
fluenced by the doctrines of Rosseau and the encyclopedists, 
whose leading exponents, outside of France, were Beccaria, 
Bentham. and Feuerbach. Their reform aimed to abolish the 
arbitrary discretion of judges and to mitigate punishments. But 
a procrustean system of fixed punishments for all crimes of the 
same nature will work injustice as well as the Cadi's system, 
and the classic theories are opposed as conflicting with public 
opinion, in putting all criminals upon the same footing, and 



with science, in assuming that all men similarly situated have 
equal freedom of action. 

Prof. Saleille seems to agree with the majority of penologists 
in treating Lombroso's theories, that crime is the inevitable 
issue of a pathological temperament, and that the criminal may 
be known by his stigmata, as unreliable generalizations from 
insufficient data, and, while giving due credit to the intellectual 
force with which the propositions of the modern Italian school 
are advanced, he finds that logically they would exempt from 
punishment many guilty of crime and punish many in advance 
for crime not yet committed. Indeed, Lombroso's theory is 
much like that of the Pennsylvania Dutchman who flogged his 
boy for saying "damn," and when the child said, "I didn't," an- 
swered, "You t'inks it, anyhow." Admitting the differences of 
the schools to be irreconcilable and likely to continue, these 
lectures aim to set forth the evidence in favor of the view taken 
by the International Union of Criminal Law, that whether pun- 
ishment be regarded as a penalty directed to the interest of 
social defense, or only as a measure of social security, the dif- 
ference of theory will not affect the practical measures, as to 
which men of science and philanthropists are in accord. 

No separate bibliography accompanies the book; the place of 
one being supplied by copious citations of authorities in foot- 
notes. The lectures will aid the vision of those who see only 
evidence of unjust inequality in great disparity of sentences. 
That on the Atlantic seaboard five men, to take the most mod- 
ern instances, should be sentenced to death for a single murder, 
while on the Pacific Coast one man pleading guilty to murder 
by wholesale should receive only life imprisonment, is a prob- 
lem not to be solved by mathematical equations. 

"The Individualization of Punishment." By Raymond Saleille, 
Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Paris. Bos- 
ton : Little, Brown & Co. 



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THEATRE TIPS. 
COLUMBIA. — "Wallingford" is a winner. 
ALCAZAR. — "45 Minutes from Broadway" is splendid. 
ORPHEUM.— Cecilia Loftus the best of a fine bill. 
CORT. — Good show for those who are easily amused. 
EMPRESS. — Marie Fitzgibbon the feature. 
SAVOY. — "The Virginian." an out-of-date drama. 
PANTAGES. — Fair show, but bill too crowded. 



"Get-Rich-Quick-Wallingford" at the Columbia. 

That George M. Cohan would contribute a splendid American 
comedy to our contemporaneous stage was beyond my belief. 
The gentleman, in my estimation, and also, I believe, in the esti- 
mation of many others, had never been considered seriously as 
a playwright. Personally, it has kept me guessing why his 
offerings in the past have been the popular successes they have 
been generally accorded. Occasionally in some of his efforts 
he showed glimpses of real humor, as witness one of his early 
plays now being done at another theatre. He has taken some 
of George Randolph Chester's stories, and out of this material 
woven a comedy which is really fine. Of a necessity he had to 
have broad license to juggle people and incidents to make them 
fit, and the swindler, Wallingford, he has made more of a real 
gentleman in every way than the book stories picture him. 
He has even gone so far as to give the play a happy ending 
by making the swindler turn into an honest man, and of course 
this change is effected through the softening influence of a 
woman with whom he falls in love. His partner, "Blackie" 
Daw, also falls under the same spell, and thus all ends well and 
according to the wishes of the theatre-goer, who invariably 
loves to see a happy ending. Wallingford in the play has many 
traits and characteristics which no doubt have been placed 
there by Cohan. On the stage he is pictured as a debonair, 
jaunty and very good-looking sort of a chap, with a sort of 
bombastic air, and the outward veneer of a real gentleman. As 
far as appearances are concerned, this gentlemanly-looking fel- 
low would never be accounted a swindler. In the play, Cohan 
has had to arrange matters so that the wildest kind of schemes 
of Wallingford and his partner succeed. To give credit where 
credit is due, it must be admitted that Cohan has done his 
work well. He has cleverly sustained the interest, and works 
up to logical climaxes and situations in a perfectly rational 
manner. This is all the more surprising when we remember 
Cohan's methods in this connection in the majority of his plays, 
where he loves to wallow in the melodramatic and go to all 
sorts of impossible extremes in order to gain his effects. There 
is none of this in "Wallingford." 

The play is crowded with improbabilities which often verge 
on impossibilities, but on this score there is much that can be 





Scene from "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," 
the Columbia. 



now playing at 



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Sunday matinee at the Orpheum. 



excused, particularly as the play is a comedy. The gist of the 
whole thing is that the play is vastly entertaining, and that 
Cohan has given us a comedy which is bound to live for years. 
The character is new to our stage, and is a welcome addition. 
The play is a continual round of merriment, and there is action 
galore. In fact, at times the characters move in and out so 
swiftly that it is hard to keep track of them. Cohan has indeed 
done his work well. It must be recorded as a distinct triumph 
for the young playwright, and the gentleman must be reckoned 
with in the future with no little seriousness. There are four acts, 
the first three being all that could be desired, and the last being 
a sort of contrast and a happy relief. The fun is never-ending 
in the first three acts. The action begins right after the rise of 
the first curtain, and moves with snap and zest. There is a 
regular procession of unusual characters in the first and second 
acts, characters apropos to the usual small town. The one thing 
that impressed me the most was the remarkable advance which 
Cohan has shown. In every department of playwriting he is 
so far in advance of his earlier efforts that there is absolutely 
no comparison. The play is as typically American as "The 
Fortune Hunter," but is much funnier than the last-named play. 
A splendid and evenly balanced cast has been provided, but 
the play is essentially a man's play, with all the masculine fig- 
ures in the foreground, and of course the most prominent is 
"Get-Rich-Quick-Wallingford" himself. The character is as- 
sumed bv John Webster. From his first entrance he holds the 



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stage almost continually. Happily, he does not overdo in a 
role which might easily take on a tinge of burlesque. His 
oratorical outbursts and persuasive manner are well within the 
bounds of rationalism. His characterization on the whole is a 
noteworthy one. He is always convincing, even in his quieter 
moments and moods. A distinct contrast is that of "Blackie" 
Daw, his pal and confederate. The role is taken by William 
Forstelle. In everything Wallingford does, this same Daw is 
a close second. They even fall in love at the same time. The 
list of characters is a long one, and in justice to all, each is de- 
serving of special mention if space would allow. I have already 
stated that it is a man's play, but there are a few women in the 
play who are conspicuous, especially Fanny Jasper, the steno- 
grapher, assumed by Rose Curry. Wallingford discovers traits 
in the lady which are new to him, and which brings about his 
reformation. Miss Curry is very clever. The house the open- 
ing night was crowded, and the play was acclaimed with plenty 
of enthusiasm and curtain calls without number. All the set- 
tings are effective, and the company, I desire to emphasize 
again, is one of the btst-balanced organizations we have seen 
here for some time. The success of the play here was instan- 
taneous and emphatic. "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" is an 
American comedy pure and simple, and its success on this 
coast is but a reflection of opinion in the East, where its vogue 
has been tremendous. Do not miss it. The Columbia is bound 
to do a record-breaking business for two weeks. 



The Orphenm. 

The bill this week is, on the whole, very satisfactory. It is 
getting to be an old story to recommend any certain bill at this 
beautiful theatre, as one is always positive to find some splen- 
did numbers, and every program is more or less uniformly ex- 
cellent, so my personal advice is "to get the Orpheum habit," 
and you will be always satisfied. The Four Vanis open the 
program this week. They disport on the wire, and of the two 
ladies who comprise half the quartet one is sensationally clever. 
She is able to do the most wonderful things on the suspended 
wire that one can imagine. She moreover throws into her work 
absolute abandon, and a certain amount of dash which seems 
very apropos. The entire act is fine, and the best of its kind I 
have ever seen. The one weak number on the bill is that of 
Hawthorne and Burt, who have a hodge podge of talk which 
lacks wit. The act sags materially, and has very little to war- 
rant an Orpheum appearance. 

Earl Reynolds and Nellie Donegan, the skating experts, are 
back again. This team is certainly perfection in its particular 
line of work. The two are the personification of ease and grace. 
They do on skates what the most experienced dancers do under 
ordinary circumstances. This includes various dances which are 
more or less well known. It is a beautiful act, and always finds 
favor with audiences. An old-time acrobat who has now turned 
actor is Charles Grapewin. He presents himself in an act writ- 
ten by himself, in which he impersonates a man "the morning 
after." Inebriation, as presented on the stage, is very often re- 
pulsive, but Grapewin only shows us the humorous side of the 
affair, and very laughable it is, too. The gentleman proves to 
be an uncommonly clever actor, and his bits of by-play are 
simply great. Grapewin is supported by his wife, who, I am 
sorry to say, rather handicaps him. Her voice does not reach 
across the footlights - , and she has lots to say, too. Grapewin, 
however, carries the act by dint of his unusual cleverness. 

Una Clayton presents herself in a little one act play, which 
she wrote. It is called "A Child Shall Lead Them." The 
thing is wildly impossible, but possesses lots of merit, and 
makes a direct appeal which is its saving grace. Miss Clayton's 
cleverness does much to make the act rational, and the human 
side of it, as she presents it, is a splendid piece of acting. It 
contains a genuine thrill or two, also, and has a happy ending 
which is sure to please everybody. It is well adapted to vaude- 
ville purposes, and Miss Clayton is, on the whole, to be con- 
gratulated. Aside from the actual merits of the play, Miss 
Clayton shows herself to be a wonderfully clever actress, and 
the very simplicity and the naturalness of her work is what 
captivates her audiences. 

Miss Clayton is followed by Knox Wilson, whom I have 
known for many years in musical comedy. Wilson was always 
accompanied by his concertina, and it has followed him into 
vaudeville, though his act is reinforced by some very clever 



work on the saxophone, and he has a capable assistant who aids 
him in some clever comedy talk. Altogether, Wilson must be 
accounted a big success in vaudeville. Miss Loftus is in her 
third and last week at the Orpheum. This week she does im- 
personations of the English musical comedy star, Constance 
Drever, singing the waltz song from "The Chocolate Soldier." 
Another new one is the impersonation of Yvette Guilbert. It 
is rather unfortunate that we cannot fully realize the perfection 
of her work of people we have never seen. Her best work this 
week, I believe, is her impersonation of Sarah Bernhardt. She 
is also doing a _ dance patterned after Maud Allen. There is 
practically nothing this wonderful woman cannot do. She is a 
great actress, a fine singer and a capable dancer. She is clever 
beyond description. This explains her work in a terse manner. 
The Six Steppers who close the program are a sextette of 
brothers and sisters, who are experts in clog and buck and wing- 
dancing. Their act is very prettily arranged, and is worked up 
exceedingly well. As always, capacity houses are the rule at 
the Orpheum. This is also an old story, so far as this theatre 
is concerned. 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
Alcazar. — "The Awakening of Helena Richie," which is an- 
nounced as the Alcazar's offering next Monday night and 
throughout the week, was adopted by Charlotte Thompson from 
Margaret Delc.nd's famous story similarly titled. It served Mar- 
garet Anglin as a starring vehicle for two seasons prior to its 
release for stock company use, and Belasco & Mayer secured it 
because of Evelyn Vaughan's ability to give the principal part 
an effective interpretation. Rehearsals indicate that the talented 
leading woman will be no less impressive in this role than she 
was as Glad in "The Dawn of a To-morrow," although the two 
characters are widely different in everything except innate 
womanliness. 

* * * 

Columbia. — "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," at the Columbia 
Theatre, the best of all George M. Cohan's comedies, will start 
on the second and last week of its engagement at the Columbia 
on Monday evening, its last performance being on next Sunday 
evening, while a matinee will be given on Saturday. 

The next attraction at the Columbia Theatre will be the musi- 
cal farce, "Alma, Where Do You Live?" which Joe Weber is 
to offer, with Nannette Flack and other well-known people in 




Prof. Joseph Beringer. whose compositions will be heard at 
Kohler & Chase Hall, Thursday evening, February 1st. 



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the cast. "Alma" was originally a French farce, and the Ameri- 
can production has been taken from a German version of the 
original work. It is said to be one of the best offerings of its 
kind to be seen here this year. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — The bill for next week at the Orpheum should 
make a strong appeal to the play-going public. Among its novel 
features are two of the most successful headliners in vaude- 
ville, the celebrated Arkaloff Russian Balalaika Orchestra, and 
Hugh Herbert & Co. in the characteristic one-act play, "The 
Son of Solomon." 

Charles Brown and May Newman, with their original "Non- 
sensecalities," will be a feature of the coming programme. 
Brown is a product of George M. Cohan's musical comedies, as 
is indicated by his style of singing and dancing, and Miss New- 
man is said to be an attractive and capable singer and soft-shoe 
dancer. 

The Alpine Troupe, who will perform on the aerial double 
wires, have a picturesque act that interests and attracts. 

Next week will be the last of Max Hart's Six Steppers, Knox 
Wilson, Hawthorne and Burt, and Una Clayton & Company in 
"A Child Shall Lead Them." 

» » » 

Mrs. Richard Rees, who has enjoyed a lony period of popu- 
larity with San Francisco music lovers, will be the soloist at the 
matinee of music in Kohler & Chase Hall on Saturday after- 
noon, February 3d. She is the possessor of a high soprano 
voice of beautiful quality, and is withal a singer of rare dis- 
crimination and intelligence. Miss Edith Sellers, a member 
of the Mansfeldt Club, will also appear on this program in a 
group of piano numbers. Miss Sellers has an abundance of 
technique, and great powers of expression. A great treat is 
promised her auditors. The program follows: 

1. Cachoucha Caprice, Raff, the Pianola Piano. 2. (a) 
Spring, Henschel; (b) Murmuring Zephyrs, Jensen, Mrs. Rees 
(accompanied with the Pianola Piano). 3. (a) Etude in D 
flat, Liszt; (b) Etude in A major, Poldini; (c) Rigoletto Para- 
phrase, Verdi-Liszt, Miss Sellers. 4 (a) Berceuse, Godard; 
(b) Bonnie Sweet Bessie, Mrs. Rees (accompanied with the 
Pianola Piano). 

* * * 

Music lovers are looking forward to the recjtal to be given 
at Kohler & Chase Hall, 26 O'Farrell street, Thursday evening, 
February 1st, at 8:30 o'clock, when a program of compositions 
by Joseph Beringer will be given voice, through the medium of 
the piano, violin and vocalization. Joseph Beringer is director 
of the Beringer Conservatory of Music, and well known in this 
city as a pianist and composer. The following members of the 
Beringer Musical Club will take part : Miss Zdenka Buben, Miss 
Irene De Martini, Mrs. Lois Patterson Wessitch, Mr. Alex. 
Hind, Mr. Harry Samuels and Prof. Joseph Beringer. 



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chocolates with a coating of appetizing rich milk chocolate over 
cream, nut and chewing centers. 80 cents a pound. At any of 
Geo. Haas & Sons' four candy stores. 



, 



OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

MATINEE OF MUSIC 

To-Day— Saturday 3 P. M. 

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KOHLER & CHASE HALL 

26 O'Farrell Street San Francisco 

You are most cordially invited 



GOOD WORK BY THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. . 

Mayor Rolph and the Finance Committee of the Boaid of 
Supervisors gave the public a sample of the business methods 
of the new administration last Wednesday evening when Chair- 
man McCarthy placed City Engineer Marsden Manson under 
fire. The particular case at hand was the auxiliary salt water 
system for San Francisco. It was shown that there is an actual! 
deficiency of $825,590 to date, with the system still incomplete.. 
The taxpayers of San Francisco may well become alarmed for 
the future of the Hetch-Hetchy project if it is to be directed 
in the same manner. It might be well for the city to employ a 
competent engineer to canvass Mr. Manson's reports in regard 
to a Sierra Water System. Perhaps they may discover that 
there is yet a chance to bring fresh water from other sources at 
a lower price, and bring it here before 1915. The old Board 
of Supervisors took everything the City Engineer and City At- 
torney recommended as law, and granted all requests for ex- 
pense accounts. Mr. Manson also told them that the Hetch- 
Hetchy project was the only one for San Francisco. Perhaps 
the new Board will find him wrong in this conclusion also. The 
idea is worth the price of investigation, at least. 

The disclosures brought out at Wednesday's investigations 
proves to the readers of the News Letter everything that has 
been printed in these columns during the past twelve months 
concerning the mismanagement and incompetency of the City 
Engineer's office. We knew what we were saying, and with the 
interests of the public at heart, we felt duty bound to warn the 
public officials of the true conditions as we saw them. 

It is to be hoped that a thorough investigation will be made of 
the Hetch-Hetchy project in the near future, and that further 
expense be withheld until the city has been given full owner- 
ship with clear titles, not only to the lands, but to the water 
rights as well. Ownership of the Cherry Creek pasture lands 
and law suits will not bring water to San Francisco in time for 
the World's Fair, even with $45,000,000 at the city's command. 
The News Letter, however, has unbounded faith in the new ad- 
ministration, and looks for still greater things in the future. 



Dr. Arthur E. Regensberger has returned to the city 

from a visit to the Hawaiian Islands, where he has been for the 
past six weeks, and has resumed practice at his office in the 
Whittell Building on Geary stret. 



"Does your husband ever lose his temper?" "Not any 

more. He lost it permanently about two years after our mar- 
riage." — Chicago Record Herald. 



Alcazar Theatre ^as-^o,, 

/l.l/^U/<VU/( _i tVZ/KA/VI C Phone3: Kearny 2; Home C 4455. 
Belasco & Mayer, Owners and Managers. 

Monday evening, January 29th, and throughout the week, the Al- 
cazar company, Including EVELYN VAUGHAN and BERTRAM 
LYTELL, In 

THE AWAKENING OF HELENA RICHIE, 

Charlotte Thompson's dramatization of Margaret Deland's famous 

story. 

Prices — Night, 25c. to ?1; matinee, 25c. to 50c. Matinees Thursday, 

Saturday and Sunday. 



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Week beginning this Sunday afternoon. Matinee every day. 

THE STANDARD OF VAUDEVILLE. 

ARKALOFF RUSSIAN BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA, direct from the 
Imperial Russian Theatres; HIT,n HERBERT & CO.. in "THE 
SON OF SOLOMON;" BROWN & NEWMAN in "Nonsensecalitles"; 
THE ALPINE FAMILY, English Peerless Aerial Artists; MAX 
HART'S SIX STEPPERS; KNOX WILSON; HAWTHORNE & 
BURT; NEW DAYLIGHT MOTION PICTURES. Last week, UNA 
CLAYTON & CO.. in "A Child Shall Lead Them." 

Beginning Sunday matinee, February 4th, ADA REEVE, Lon- 
don's own comedienne. 

Evening prices, 10c. 25c, 50c, 75c. Box seats, $1. Matinee prices (ex- 
cept Sundays and holidays;, 10c, 25c. 50c Phones Douglas 70; 
Home C 1570. 



Columbia Theatre 

Gottlob, Marx & Co., Managers. 



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Phones Franklin 150. 
Home C S7IS. 



Second and last week begins Monday. Matinee Saturday at special 
prices, $1.50 to 25c. Cohan & Harris present Geo. M. Cohan's great- 
est comedy success, 

"GET-RICH-QUICK" WALLINGFORD. 

"The first act Is a riot, the second a laughfest, the third a scream, 
and the last a postscript." — San Francisco Chronicle. 
For one week only, beginning Monday. February 5th, the musical 
hit, "ALMA, WHERE DO YOU LIVE?" 



January 27, 1912. 



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RECESSIONAL. 
Like pious monks in faded gray, 

To chant the holy mass, 
The shadows march across the way 
With muffled lips that seem to say 

Their prayer beads as they pass — 
The rosary of hours fled; 
Each shadow prays for something dead, 
Some joy that died that day. 

Like silent monks all in a row, 
Stern with fasting, bent in prayer, 
With measured footsteps sad and slow 
In dreaming ranks the shadows flow 

And vanish in the starlit air; 
Life's sounds of discontent are stilled, 
And all the quiet world is filled 
With music as they go. 

— Helen Hamilton Dudley in Smart Set. 



THE QUEST. 

What seek you, restless soul of me, 
Across the desert, o'er the sea ? 
/ seek content — content. 
But seas and deserts hold it not; 
To journey farther is my lot. 

What seek you, soul that knows no rest, 
Upon the verdant meadow's breast? 

/ seek content — content; 
But find it not among the grass. 
So I must onward fare. Alas! 

What seek you in the city's throng, 
soul that journeys far and long ? 

/ seek content — content. 
Yet it eludes me; spent and sore, 
Say, must I wander evermore? 

What seek you. soul that never sleeps, 
Within these loved eyes' crystal deeps? 

/ seek content — content. 
The eyes allure, and they are dear; 
Still i must go — if is not here. 

What seek you — Nay, that place is dread; 
It is the haven of the dead. 

/ seek content — content. 
'Tis the last place. I am o'ertired, 
And— Lo! 'Tis here— that I desired! 

— M. Favereau Nelson in Smart Set. 



THE YOUNG ROSE. 

Out from a bare, green stem 

Opened a rose. 
Whence it sprang I know not. 

Nor where it goes. 

From the infolding dark 

Glowing it came. 
As from the bush of old 

Burst the live flame. 

All I know can be told 

Thus in a breath; 
That to my soul is taught 

Disdain of death. 

— Louise Morgan Sill in Century. 



AN UNCALLED-FOR ACTION. 

After having set the Schmitz case for trial some weeks ago, 
Judge Lawlor. with his usual czar-like manner of absolute au- 
thority, ordered the case to instant trial, this week. Even the 
Assistant District Attorney was taken by complete surprise, 
and voiced his sentiments. Attorney Drew warmly protested 
for his client that the action of the court was most extraordinary 
and that proper notice should have been given him. He com- 
plained that the only notice he had received was a telephone 
call to come into court and bring his client with him. He de- 
manded time to meet the new and sudden situation. Judge Law- 
lor's explanation of his summary and uncalled-for action was 
that he feared some trick on the part of the defense to block 
the trial. Have the courts, with all the powerful machinery of 
the law behind them, fallen so low in their own estimation that 
they must resort to such unfair methods to protect their juris- 
diction, or is it the display of acute sensibility of a judge on the 
bench who is fearful that the last of the so-called graft cases 
will pass quietly off the record without furnishing the usual 
spectacular advertisement for campaign purposes? Attorney 
Drew having some respect for the authority and dignity of 
the court in which he practices, even when a member of it dis- 
plays stage signs of prejudice, began the examination of jurors, 
after filing the usual exceptions to the court's orders. And so 
the last act of this notorious case, made notorious by court pro- 
cedure, began v/ith the usual grand-stand play to the gallery. 



CITY LOVERS. 

"Never the time and the place and the loved one all together," 
Never at once the girl and the lane and the golden summer 

weather — 
True; yet this sleet-rimed street — could a garden be more fair? 
Why, fool, where the loved one is, the time and the place are 

there! 

— E. Mirrielees in Lippincott's. 




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San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 





tfCIETX 



The Browning Club is an organization devoted to the pursuit 
of higher poetry and an intensive appreciation of Robert 
Browning. The racy vigor and the uncompromising manner 
of the modern novels and plays has lured away the interest of 
some of the members who have been caught fair-handed with 
Ibsen and Wells and Shaw, and others equally inappropriate. 
This paragraph is concerned with the manner in which the most 
loyal of the Browningites rebuked a fellow member for letting 
her fancy turn toward other writers. This Browningite is most 
famous for the soulful manner in which she quotes the poetry 
of the master, a thousand iridescent vibrations to each note. 
One morning, when quotations were in order, she gave as her 
favorite one, "Love, love, love!" Just those three words, and 
nothing more. One can see now the training and advantage of 
membership in this club. Could any untutored audience have 
recognized the Browning lilt, the Browning genius, in that de- 
tached exclamation? The untrained mind might have labeled 
it as prose, as the prose of Laura Jean Libby, or the Duchess. 
But the Browning Club recognized the master. 

Therefore, it is not surprising that this gifted interpreter of 
the great poet is constantly doing picket duty on the frontier of 
the club to see that none of the members wander far afield. One 
member got by her so many times, was heard discussing so 
many other writers within the sacred precincts of the Browning 
room, that the picket was harassed in soul, and when she heard 
a friend comment on how widely read the near-deserter is, she 
felt that something must be done. So when an admirer of the 
derelict gushingly said that she had so much taste, the censor 
replied : "Oh, yes, so very much, and all so very bad." 

Which is excessively funny to one who does not chance to be 
a member of the Browning Club, and which even the more viva- 
cious members of the club find exhilarating. 

© © © 

Mrs. Flora Dean Magee and her sister, Miss Ethel Dean, are 
spending a few weeks in San Francisco. Not even their most 
intimate friends can accommodate themselves to the enthusiasm 
for ranch life which has made these two beautiful sisters with- 
draw from the fashionable world for most of the year. Girls 
like Eleanor Sears, who go in for outdoor sports and are cred- 
ited with breaking a broncho as easily as a heart, have to have 
an audience all the time, and besides there is the stimulus of 
reading all about the things that they never do, which are so 
cleverly told in the accurate manner which newspapers always 
adopt when the matter is inaccurate. 

But the Deans have no audience on their Nevada ranch. 
Newspaper reporters do not people the foreground, nor do 
millionaires the middle perspective. In other words, it is not 
a stunt. They live there because they really prefer the life, al- 
though they are both Vassar graduates, beautiful and wealthy 
in their own right. It would make a better magazine story if 
they were ranching for a living, after having been cast upon a 
few thousand acres by the cruel hand of Fate, but they are not 
living a magazine story. 

Ethel Dean has been very successful with her dog kennels on 
the ranch, which may influence Jennie Crocker to buy a corner 
of Nevada for her blooded pets, who have become so black in 
Burlingame that they die of the doldrums, apparently, for lack 
of something better to do. Mrs. Magee, who divorced her hus- 
band several years age, is bringing up her boy in the ways of 
the lariat, and the ranch life, now in its third season, seems 
to have lost none of its charm for any of them. 
© © © 

The Templeton Crocker dance, Friday night, is the shin- 
ing iewel in the casket, but at this writing it is impossible to lift 
the jewel and set it into type. No ball ever given in San Fran- 
cisco has produced more preliminary thrills to the jaded imagi- 
nation, no society event established more good natured rivalry in 
the matter of costuming, nor called upon more decorative gen- 
ius. The decorators have been busy for months collecting 
material with which to transform a French ball room into an 



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Oriental palace, and the costumers have whipped their talents 
into producing as many different effects as there are suggestions 
in the Arabian Nights. The affair will be as colorful and as 
beautiful as a Maxfield Parrish painting, and the guests, and 
even the servants, are to be costumed as never before in this 
city of a thousand-and-one fancy dress balls. 

It is not at all unlikely that the Great Unasked will be treated 
to photographic reproductions of the event. Young Mrs. 
Crocker is very gracious in such matters. Before her marriage 
her father gave a strict order that her picture must never be 
given to the Press. As a result, snapshot libels and a photo- 
graph of a painting were used for newspaper reproduction. A 
photographer was brought on from New York to get a likeness 
of the bride in her wedding robes, and Mrs. Crocker, released 
from parental discipline, straightway gave one to a young news- 
paper woman whom she had been forced to summarily refuse 
favors in that line. 

© © © 

The loss of the orchids at the Coryell place has moved the 
beautiful chatelaine of the conservatories to write some plain- 
tive verses which her friends, who have read it, claim is wor- 
thy of publication. It will be remembered that George Sterling 
dedicated a volume of his verse to Mrs. Coryell, "The Lady of 
Orchids," and therefore this is not the first time that poetry has 
cast its graceful meter over the place. Meter, by the way, has 
figured once too often in the delicate art of raising these or- 
chids. It was a defective gas meter that failed to register in- 
ordinate heat which may be held responsible for the death of 
some of the loveliest blossoms in the world. 

The Coryell s are expected home from Santa Barbara this 
week, and will at once begin to search the orchid market of the 
world for the choice blossoms which made their conservatories 
rank among the distinguished collections in America. 
© © © 

The Orville Pratts have rented their home in Burlingame to 
the Duncans (Myra Josselyn), and will spend the coming year 
in their town house. Mrs. Pratt has not taken a very active in- 
terest in society, but on Thursday of this week she gave an 
exquisitely appointed luncheon for the Misses Emilie and Jose- 
phine Parrott, who have been the motifs of much of the debu- 
tante entertaining of the season. The Parrott girls are very 



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Pachmann, as before, usee the Baldwin Piano for the ex- 
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when I feel like singing. It responds like a human being to 
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January 27, 1912. 



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chic, and their clothes always show little touches that pro- 
claim the skill and ingenuity of some inspired French dress- 
maker. 

9 8 9 

Miss Dorothy Boericke is being feted by her friends, and, 
like Alexandra Shields, Alexandra Hamilton, Janet Painter, 
Helen Sullivan and the other engaged girls, finds her time 
largely encroached upon by bridge luncheons and teas, the 
two popular forms of courtesy to brides-elect. On Monday, 
Miss Boericke was the guest of honor at a tea given by Miss 
Harriet Stringham in Berkeley; on Tuesday, Miss Elva De Pue 
gave a luncheon in her honor, and on Wednesday the Misses 
Laura and Mildred Baldwin hostessed a bridge party. 
9 9 9 

Mrs. Carroll Buck's skating club met on Tuesday night at 
Dreamland Rink, and while there was the usual merry attend- 
ance and a spirit of comraderie which animates all these gath- 
erings, it does not take a clairvoyant to predict that society and 
the skating fad are not moving in the same set with spontaneous 
cordiality. Only the ardent enthusiasts have turned out this 
year, and their enthusiasm is not apt to overleap into another 
season, for when the majority of the fashionables become 
sluggish, the minority gradually give up trying to pump an in- 
terest into a sport. Mrs. Fred McNear, Miss Jennie Crocker, 
Mrs. Walter Martin and that set unbuckled their skates last 
year, and have not put them on this season; there are a great 
many others who confessed that the sport ceases to interest and 
exhilarate them. Of course, there will be another fashionable 
revival when the present experts are in the dowager class, and 
we shall hear "how my grandmother used to skate." 
9 9 9 

Mrs. Henry Crocker has been a veritable fairy godmother to 
the debutantes of this season, and the girls who chanced to 
come out the same year as her daughter, Helen, have reason 
to congratulate themselves, for never has a group of buds found 
a garden-mother more determined that the sun shall shine on 
them. Mrs. Crocker has entertained almost every week for 
the younger set. On Tuesday she gave a dinner dance with 
Miss Dorothy Page and Miss Isabel Beaver as the debutante 
honor-guests. Miss Leslie Page, a cousin of Miss Dorothy, 
parted her debutante winter in the. middle, and is the guest of 
her relatives, the John Hays Hammonds, in Washington. The 
Hammonds gave a beautiful ball for her the other night, and in- 
troduced her to society in the capital city. 
© © © 

The young men of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin are ar- 
ranging for a social affair. Members of the younger set are 
giving their enthusiastic support and plan to make it one of the 
successful events of the season. Those who will take part in 
the vaudeville are : Miss Dorothy May, Miss Madge Wilson, 
Miss Marie Luisa Weber, Mrs. Marie Wilson Stoney, Miss 
Rebecca Hillis, Miss Marie Giorgianni, Mr. Roy Folger, Mr. 
George Hammersmith, Mr. Allan Powers, Mr. Harry Williams, 
Mr. Jack Carrigan and Mr. Oscar Frank. 



She 



-Am I the first girl you ever loved, Arthur? Now, he 
was in a fix. If he said Yes he would be lying. She might 
know she wasn't the first, and be taking this method of tripping 
him up. If he said No — good heavens ! to say No would mean 
a catastrophe! She — Am I. Arthur? Why do you hesitate? 
He (suddenly brightening) — Well, you see, dear, you aren't ex- 
actly the first girl I've — er — had affection for; but, really, you 
are the prettiest girl I've ever loved. She (tenderly snuggling 
up to him) — Dearest Arthur! — Judge. 



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Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear In the 
current Issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

BREWER- JONF.S.— The engagement of Miss Tsabel Brewer and Herbert 
Jones was announced recently. IViis:- i;i<u<i is a daughter ol' Louis 
Russell Brewer and a sister of Miss Marie Brewer, Miss Elena Brewer 
and Louis Russell. Jr. Herbert Jones is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton 
Jones. The wedding will take plan- soon after Easter. 

GRUENEBAUM-HIRSCHBERGER.— The engagement of Alice Greene- 
baum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Greencbaum, and Jacob Hirsch- 
berger. is announced. The wedding will take place in October. 

HANFORD-SCHTJETTER. — The engagement of Mrs. Marguerite Hanford, 
formerly the wife of R. G. Hanford, and Frederick Wilhelm Schuelter, 
of China, is announced. I?he wed. tin- will take place in June. 

OLIVER-FAY.— Mr. and Mrs. B. J'. Oliver announce the betrothal of their 
daughter, Miss Katherine, t<> Paul Pay. 

POORMAN-HOYT.— Mrs. Samuel Poorman, of Alameda, has arm 

the engagement of her daughter, Alice, to Lieutenant Charles Sher- 
man Hoyt, Fifteenth United States Cavalry. 

LAYMANCE-HEILBRON. — The engagement is announced of Miss Hazel 
Laymance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Laymance, and Henry 
Heilbron. Jr., of Sacramento. No date has been set for the wedding. 

W1IITTLE-SYMMES. — The engagement is announced of Miss Grace 
Whittle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Whittle, and Leslie Webb 
Symmes, son. of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Symmes. There are no plans 
for the wedding. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

FENNIMORE- GARDNER,— The marriage of Arthur Fennimore and Miss 
Ruth Gardner will take place at Waco, Tex., on February 7th. 

MELL US-THOMAS. — Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson Melius have sent out 
invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Grace Colgrove, to 
Lieutenant-Commander Samuel Brown Thomas, United States Navy, 
to take place at i> o'clock, February 7th. at St. John's Church, Los 
Angeles. 

WEDDINGS. 

1 (ECKER- PATTERSON. — Miss Gladys Marie Decker and Ernest Ross 
Patterson were married at the Palace Hotel Wednesday evening. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BOARDMAN. — Mrs. Samuel Boardman entertained at a large luncheon 
Friday at her home on Franklin street, in honor of Mrs. Robert Greer, 
of Seattle. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. Henry J Crocker will give a luncheon next Wednesday 
in honor of Miss Marion Crocker. 

DE PUE — Miss Elva de Pue gave an informal luncheon Wednesday at 
her home in Sacramento street. Covers were laid for eight. 

DONALDSON. — Mrs. R. A. Donaldson was hostess at a luncheon, followed 
by bridge Friday, at her home in Broderick street. 

HEBBARD.-— Mrs. Martha E. Hebbard has issued invitations for a lunch- 
eon and card party Wednesday, January 31st, at the Hotel Bellevue, 

HERRICK. — Mrs. Lester Herrick will entertain at luncheon at the Key- 
stone to-day in honor of Mrs. McCracken of Washington. 

McLAUGHLIN. — Miss Isabelle McLaughlin, who returned recently from 
a year's trip abroad, was the guest of honor at a pretty luncheon re- 
cently, given by Miss Margaret Moore at tin Palace. Covers were 
laid for twelve. 

McKINSTRY. — Miss Laura McKinstry was a luncheon hostess at the 
Francisca Club Thursday in honor of Mrs. Charles Hopkins of Santa 
Barbara. 

MOORE. — Miss Margaret Moore was hostess at a luncheon at the Palace 
recently in honor of Miss Isabel McLoughlin, who has recently returned 
from England. 

PRATT. — Mrs. Orville Pratt entertained at a luncheon Thursday In honor 
of the Misses Josephine and Emily Parrott. 

RUCKER — Miss Edith Rucker will entertain on Tuesday and Wednesday, 
giving two luncheons, the first in honor of Miss Helen Sullivan, and 
the second to meet Miss Alexandra Shields and Miss Janet Painter. 

WILSON. — Mrs. Gus Spreckels was the guest of honor at a luncheon given 
recently by Mrs. Russell Wilson at her home on California street. 

WOODS. — Miss Dorothy Woods recently entertained at a luncheon 
at the home of her mother, Mrs. Frederick N. Woods, in California 
street. 

ZEILE. — Miss Marion Zeile was hostess at a luncheon at the Francisca 
Club recently, later on taking her friends to the Orpheum. 

TEAS. 

FREESE. — Miss Wynne Martin, the fiancee of Lieutenant John Pond. 

U. S. N., was the honored guest at a tea given Monday at the St. 

Francis by Miss Ruth Freese. 
HALE. — Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale was hostess at an informal tea Monday 

afternoon at her home on Vallejo street in honor of Miss Marie Louise 

Tyson. 
MCALLISTER. — Miss Ethel McAllister entertained at a tea on Wednesday 

in honor of Miss Dorothy Boericke and Miss Elsie Warner. 
PALMER.— -Miss Ada Louise Armstrong was the complimented guest at a 



large tea given Sunday afternoon by Mrs. Ernest Palmer at her home 
on Devisadero street. 

ROWAN. — Major and Mrs. Andrew S. Rowan gave a tea at their attractive 
home on Russian Hill recently. 

SLACK. — Miss Ruth Slack and Miss Edith Slack were hostesses at a pretty 
tea recently at their home on Sacramento street, In honor of Miss 
Dorothy Boericke. 

TURNER.— Miss Ruth Allison Turner and Miss Madeline Crea Turner en- 
tertained at an enjoyable tea recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Allison Howard Turner on Vallejo street. 

WILSON. — Mrs. Edgar Wilson and Mrs. Effingham Sutton greeted their 
friends at a handsome tea at the Wilson home recently. 

YOUNG. — Mrs. lialdimand Putnam Young entertained at an informal fare- 
well tea Tuesday afternoon at her apartments In Pacific avenue. 

DINNERS. 
BERTSCH. — Major and Mrs. W. H. Bertsch were hosts at a dinner re- 
cently at their home in Devisadero street in honor of Major E. V*. 

Smith. 
BRITTON .— Mr. and Mrs. John Brltton, of Oakland, entertained the Linda 

Vista Card Club at a dinner at the Hotel St. Francis recently, about 

fifteen couples enjoying their hospitality, after which they played 

cards. 
CRISSY. — Captain and Mrs. Myron S. Crissy made Miss Ruth Brooks the 

guest of honor at a delightful dinner preceding the Thirtieth Infantry 

dance recently. 
FOLGBR. — Mr. and Mrs. J. Athearn Folger will entertain a large number 

of guests at an elaborate dinner party at their home on February 6th. 
MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at a dinner party recently, 

her hospitality being in honor of Miss Arabella Morrow, the pretty 

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Morrow. 
MARTIN. — Baron von Geusau, of Austria, who is in San Francisco for a 

short stay, was the guest of honor at a dinner given by Mrs. Eleanor 

Martin at her home on Broadway recently. 
ROSBOROUGH. — Joseph Rosborough gave a dinner at the Family Club 

on Wednesday night in honor of Arthur Fennimore. 
SCHWARTZ. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz entertained at a handsomely 

appointed dinner at their home in Washington street recently. 
SCOTT. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott entertained at an elaborate dinner 

party Thursday evening at the St. Francis for more than a score of 

friends. 
TYSON. — Mr. and Mrs. George W. Tyson were hosts at a small dinner at 

the Fairmont Wednesday evening. 
VAN FLEET. — Judge and Mis. William Carey Van Fleet celebrated their 

silver wedding anniversary recently by giving a dinner for a few of 

those who attended their marriage twenty-five years ago. 
VOLKMANN. — Dan Volkmann will be host at a dinner this evening, en- 

i< rt. lining in honor of four popular bachelors whose weddings are 

to take place shortly. They are Arthur Fennimore, Otto Grau, Otis 

Johnson and Rudolph Schilling. 

CARDS. 

BAKER. — Miss Mai ion Marvin, the fiancee of Otis Johnson, was the feted 
guest at a bridge party and tea given Thursday afternoon by Mrs. 
Herbert Ross Baker and her sister, Miss Floride Hunt. 

BALDWIN. — Miss Laura and Miss Mildred Baldwin were hostesses at an 
afternoon of bridge recently at their home in Presidio Terrace. The 
honored guests were Miss Marie Louise Tyson and Miss Metha Mc- 
Mahon. 

BELSHAW. — Mrs. Charles M. Belshaw will entertain at a bridge tea at 
the Hotel St. Francis on February 5th. 

DODGE.- .Mrs. Washington Dodge was hostess at an enjoyable bridge 
party recently at her home in Clay street. There were 30 guests in- 
vited for the hour at cards, and an additional number were asked for 
tea afterwards. 

FARRELL. — Miss Kathleen Farrell will entertain at a bridge party on 
January 30th in honor of Miss Florence Foley, who is the guest of her 
sister, Mrs. Joseph Carrigan 

FISH. — An elaborate bridge party was given by Mrs. G. Fish at the Fair- 
mont Hotel recently. 

GOODALL. — Captain and Mrs. Charles Minor Goodall gave a large bridge 
party recently at their home on Lake street, Oakland, in honor of Mr. 
and Mrs. Tyler I lenshaw. 

LUND. — Mrs. Henry Lund entertained several tables at bridge in her 
apartment at the Fairmont recently. 

MCALLISTER. — Miss Ethel McAllister was hostess to a score of girls and 
matrons of the younger set at bridge Wednesday afternoon in honor 
of Miss Dorothy Boericke, the fiancpe of Laurence Symmes. 

MORAN. — Mrs. William M. Moran entertained a number of her friends at 
a very enjoyable bridge tea at her apartments at the Keystone re- 
cently. 

OBEAR. — Mrs. Henry Winston Obear will entertain a large bridge party 
Wednesday, February 7th, at her home in Vallejo street. 

SCOT1.— Mrs. Henry T. Scott has sent out one hundred invitations for a 
bridge party to take place in the Colonial ballroom of the St. Francis 
on February 8th. 

SHOTWBLL. — Airs. W. J. Shotwell is giving a series of bridge parties at 
her home in Broadway. 



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SCSMAN - Mrs Leo H. Susman ontortnlned a large number of frien da 
recently at bridge at her homo, 3440 Clay street 

way. man. — Mrs. WlUard Wayman gave a bridge party Wednesday in her 
apartments at the Kairmonl. There were twenty guests, and later 
tea i j i i are! Court. 

WI LSON.— Mlse Joy Wilson will entertain the belles a1 a bridge tea on 
January 29th In honor of Miss Dorothy Boericke. 

YOUNG. — Mrs. John P. Young entertained about 150 guests at a bridge 
party in the Colonial ballroom of the St. Francis on Tuesday after- 
noon. 

THEATRE PARTIES. 

JOHNSON. — Miss Helen Johnson was hostess at a theatre party recently 
at which she entertained a number of the younger set. Miss Johnson's 
mother. Mrs. James Ward, chaperoned the young people. 

WELCH. — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Welch, Jr., gave a theatre party at the 
Columbia on Tuesday evening. Later the party had supper at a cafe. 

DANCES. 
CROCKER. — Miss Marion Crocker entertained at a dancing party Tuesday 

evening at the home ot her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Crocker, 

in Laguna street. Miss Isabel Beaver and Miss Dorothy Page were the 

honored guests. 
HEYMAN, — Miss Helen Heyman will give a dancing party at her home in 

Sacramento street this evening in honor of Miss Helen Simon of 

Portland. 
HUNTINGTON. — Miss Marian Huntington gives a dancing party on the 

39th at her home in Laurel street. It is by way of a welcome to Mr. 

and Mrs. Robert Henderson. 
PAYNE. — Miss Marie Payne will give a dancing party on February 3d in 

honor of Miss Clementine King, who has recently returned from 

abroad, and Miss Edith Bogart of San Jose. 
SMITH. — Mrs. Harrison Smith and her daughters, Miss Alice and Miss 

Henriette Smith, will give a large dance on the -9th of February at 

their home in Clay street. 
ST. JOHN. — Richard St. John gave a unique dancing party at his home 

recently, entertaining about fifty of the young people from some of 

the dancing clubs. 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

DE LATOUR. — Mr. and Mrs. George de La tour entertained Mr. and Mrs. 

Alexander Rutherford at their country home over the week-end. 
WILSON. — Mrs. Mountford Wilson entertained a number of friends over 

the week-end at her home in Burlingame. 

PARTIES. 

BAUER. — Mrs .Anna L. Bauer entertained at an informal birthday party 
recently at her home in Pacific avenue in honor of her seventy- 
seventh anniversary. 

RECEPTIONS. 

LANSDALE. — Mrs. Philip Van Home Lansdale will give a reception on 
Tuesday in honor of Mr. Uda Waldrop. 

PALMER. — Miss Ada Louise Armstrong, the fiancee of Lieutenant William 
Harrison Anderson, U. S. A., was the feted guest at a reception given 
recently at the home of Mrs. Ernest Palmer in Devlsadero street. 

ARRIVALS. 

AVENALI. — Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Avenali have returned after a week- 
end visit at Del Monte. 

BALDWIN. — Orville R. Baldwin and his daughters. Doris and Dursley. are 
down from their ranch, Lurrey Hills, in Cloverdale, and are visiting 
at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O D. Baldwin. 

BOWLES. — Miss Amy Bowles and Mr. and Mrs. Wick ham Havens have 
returned from Sag Harbor, where they spent the holiday Beason at the 
Eastern home of the Frank Havens, 

CLARK. — Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark, Jr.. of Los Angeles, have arrived 
at the St. Francis. They will spend several days as the guests of the 
Charles Clarks at El Palomar in San Mateo before returning South. 

FERRIS. — Mr. and Mrs. John Ferris have arrived from London, and are 
at the Fairmont. 

HART. — Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hart are at the Fairmont, having come 
down from their country place in Marin County. 

MacDONALD. — Mr. and Mrs. Alexander D. MacDonald and Miss Irene 
MacDonald have returned from Europe, and are now at their home. 
3101 California street, and will remain here for an Indefinite time. 

MAGEE. — Mrs. Flora Dean Biagee is here from Winnemucca. Nevada, on 
a visit with her grandmother. Mrs. Simon Wenluin. 

MULLALLY. — Thomwell MUllally returned from the East Tuesday. 

MURPHY. — Captain Pierce Murphy returned to the Presidio from Red- 
lands, where he spent several weeks as the guest of relatives of his 
fiancee, Miss Cook. 

PROCTOR. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Proctor, who have been abroad for sev- 
eral months, and who spent the holiday season in New York, have 
returned to the Coast 

SMITH. — Mrs. J. R. Smith and Mrs. George Cooper, the mother and sister 
of Major E. W. Smith, are visiting him at his quarters. 1328 Hyde 
street. 

DING. — Dr. and Mrs. Mfred Baker Spalding have returned from 
Europe, where they have been traveling for the last six months, and 
are at their home in Jackson street. 

STEELE— Mr. and Mis. James King Steele have returned after a few 
days' visit in San Jose. 

WILLIAMS.— Mrs. E. G. Williams and Miss Margaret Williams, of 3232 
Pacific avenue, have returned from New York City- 



WISE.-Mr. and Mrs. Otto Irving" Wi^e have returned from their visit in 
the East, and are again at the St. Francis, where they will pass th< 
remainder of the winter. 

DEPARTURES. 

BERTHOLF.-Mrs. Wallace Bertholf. with her cousin, Miss Katherine 

Strickler, who have been spending the winter at the St. Francis, sailed 

Tuesday for Honolulu. 
BISHOP.— Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bishop have gone to Nevada for a stay of 

several weeks. 
CRAW FORD.— Miss Dorothy Crawford left recently for the East with 

Mrs. C. C. Moore and Miss Josephine Moore. She will visit Washing- 
ton and New York, and expects to be away a number of weeks. 
GEDGE.— Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gedge left for New York on Sunday 

and will visit Washington, D. C, before returning to California. 
HAMMON.— Mrs. Wendell Hammon has left for New York, where she 

will be for the next six weeks or two months. 
HARNDEN.— Dr. and Mrs. Frederic W. Harnden have left for the East 

and Europe. They have planned a tour of the world, and will be away 

several months. 
MacKILLOP.— Mr. and Mrs. Archie MacKillop have returned to their home 

in Seattle. 
McMULLIN.— Miss Eliza McMullin accompanied Mrs. John C. Hays to 

New York, en route to Europe, where they will remain for a year or so. 
METCALF.— Mrs. Victor Metcalf and her sister, Miss Marguerite Butters, 

sailed Tuesday for the Orient to be gone several months. 
MONTEAGLE.— Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Monteagle have left for Egypt, and 

will spend the spring months down the lower Nile. 
MOORE.— Miss Ethel Moore has gone to Coronado, where she will spend 

several months. 
PARISH.— Ellis Parish and Arthur Stringer will sail for the Orient on 

February 6th, to be absent several months. 
PETERS.— Mrs. J. D. Peters and her daughter, Miss Anna Peters, who 

have been passing the winter at the Fairmont, will return to their 

home in Stockton in a few days. 
POLK.— Willis Polk left recently for the East, where he will join Mrs. 

Polk, who went East to place her son, Austin Tubbs, In school. 
ROOSEVELT.— Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Mrs. Roosevelt's 

mother, Mrs. Henry Addison Alexander, left recently for the East. 
SCHWERIN.— Mrs. R. P. Schwerln left for Honolulu recently, to be 

away several weeks. 
SUTTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Sutton have left for the South, and 

will establish their home In Los Angeles. 
TULLY.— Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walton Tully have left for New York, 

where they will remain for several months. 
WILSON.— Lieutenant R. W. Wilson, U. S. A., will leave shortly for the 

Philippines. 
YOUNG.— Major and Mrs. Haldimand Putnam Young, who have been in 

San Francisco for the past two years, will leave on the 10th of Febru- 
ary for Washington. 
ZEILE.— Mrs. Frederick Zeile will leave on February 6th for a tour of 

the world, sailing oy way of the Orient. 

INTIMATIONS. 
BALDWIN.— Orville Raymond Baldwin, accompanied by his daughters, 

Doris and Dursley, have heen passing the last week at the home of 

the O. D. Baldwins In Green street. 
BECKETT.— Mr. and Mrs. Bergie Beckett are contemplating making their 

home In Seattle, much to the regret of their friends here. 
BLISS. — Mrs. D. L. Bliss and Miss Hope Bliss are spending the winter in 

Boston. 
BRANDER. — Mrs. Arthur Brander, who has bet-n the guest of Mrs. John 

McNeat at her home m Washington street for the past few weeks. Is 

at present visiting Mrs. John D. SpreckHs. Jr. 
BURGIN. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Henry Burgin are settled in their new 

quarters at New Orleans. 
CHEATHAM.— Major and Mrs, Frank Cheatham and their children will 

pass through San Franclsro shortly en mute to Honolulu. 
ClitTNBSS. — Dr. Mad Mrs William Cluness. Jr.. have given up the George 

ST.reve house, and will begin the building of a new home at Fair Oaks. 

where they will live permanently. 
CORYELL. — Mr. and Mrs. James B Coryell are spending a few weeks In 

the South. 
DOE. — Miss Marguerite Doe, who has spent the last year In Santa Bar- 
bara, will go to Los Angeles next month, when she will be the house 

guest of Mrs. Edwin Janss. 
DUNCAN. — Mr. and Mrs Duncan are in the southern part of the State. 

where they are spending their honeymoon. 
ELLICOTT.— Mrs. John M. EUiCOtt and Miss Priscltla Ellicott. wife and 

daughter of Captain Ellicott, D. s. N., are at the Hillcrest for the 

winter. 
GREGG.— Mrs. Wellington Gregg. Miss Enid and Miss Ethel Gregg, sailed 

Wednesday on the Olympic from New York. They will go straight to 

Paris, where they will remain for several months. 
GYLE. — Miss Hortense Gyle has as her guest Mrs. Dora Gyle Hackman of 

Everett, Washington. 
HAENKE.— Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Haenke have arrived from New York. 

and spent the week-end with the parents of the latter. Mr. an J Mrs. 

Samuel J. Churchill In San Mateo They left Monday for Los Angeles. 

where they have taken a nouse for the winter. 
HAXFORD. — erite Hanford is at present in Hongkong, and 

expects to return to San Francisco In April. 
HENRY. — Mrs. J. H. Henry is a visitor In town for a few days from the 

Henry ranch at Atascadero, and Is staying at the Victoria. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 




30,000 shares at a par value of $30 each. The trustees of 
Hillsborough will call an election to float bonds for the crea- 
tion of better roads. The amount will probably be $100,000. 



The New York 
Financial Outlook. 



With the exception of bullish 
manipulation in the Hill stocks 
and some of the specialties, the mar- 
ket continues to lack any strength, 
and Union Pacific and Steel, the leaders of the market, continue 
to be the ob'ects of steady selling. We would not be sur- 
prised to see the quarterly earnings of the Steel Corporation, 
to be published next Tuesday, show that the dividend is barely 
being earned. When the November statement of Union 
Pacific was published, it was semi-officially stated that the earn- 
ings of the road for December would make a much better show- 
ing. It would seem that a statement of this kind, when made, 
was solely for the purpose of facilitating distribution of Union, 
and from what we can learn, the earnings of the road for the 
month of December will not, in either the gross or the net result, 
turn out to be any better than during the month of November. 
We would therefore not be at all surprised to see more selling 
of this security develop at any time now, and we would not 
be surprised if support was not rendered until Union was close 
to 60. 

The foreign situation is a bad feature, and in view of the 
many uncertain elements standing in the way of any bull 
movement, we would exercise extreme caution in making pur- 
chases, and would rather recommend the sale of Steel and 
Union Pacific on all rallies. 

In the event of a sharp break, which we expect shortly, we 
would advise purchase of Hill stocks, Can Preferred and 
National Biscuit. 

Texas Oil has had a rise of four dollars and a half this week, 
following our prediction, and we continue to advise the pur- 
chase of this stock at once. 

The strength in the grain market was not unexpected, and we 
believe that the large operators in Chicago have the grain 
situation at their mercy, especially the May options in Wheat, 
Corn and Oats, and we believe in purchases on all the weak 
spots, and would not be surprised to see Wheat and Corn ad- 
vance five cents from present levels of 66 for Corn and 100% 
for Wheat. 

The Cotton market has developed to a trading affair, and we 
believe profits can be made on both sides. — By Ferdinand 
Thieriot, Resident Partner Ehrich & Co., 409 Pine street, San 
Francisco. 



A quieter tone marked the general 
Stocks and Bonds. market, and in some instances, as in 

Spring Valley, there was a slight 
shrinkage, due to profit-taking on the recent rises. Stability 
has been infused into several sugar stocks by the announce- 
ments of the Oahu Sugar Company and the Pioneer Mill Com- 
pany of increased dividends. Beginning with January 15th, 
the former company will pay one and one-half per cent per 
month, which means a disbursement of $52,000 per month for 
the year. Until further notice, the Pioneer Mill Company will 
pay a dividend of $2 per month. Special dividends are also on 
the new program. The past year has been more prosperous 
for Hawaiian and American sugar growers than the year be- 
fore, owing to the shortage of the Cuban and European cane 
crop, and the fact that the domestic beet sugar crop has been 
large and rich in sugar content. Sugar experts do not forecast 
higher prices in the immediate future, but it is not expected 
that there will be any appreciable drop from the present sched- 
ule. County Treasurer Neumiller, of San Joaquin County, has 
offered to lend county money in the local banks on the bonds of 
the South San Joaquin irrigation district. This offer establishes 
a precedent, and it is believed will have a good effect on irri- 
gation bonds generally. The Mono Power Company of Oak- 
land has filed a certificate of creation of bonded indebted- 
ness in the sum of $2,500,000. The bonds are 30 years, 6 per 
cent, payable semi-annually, and redeemable at 105 per cent of 
their par value, with accrued interest, on and after December 
15, 1916. The company is incorporated for $3,000,000, with 



The several groups of stocks im- 
Mining Share Market, proved in a number of spots during 

the week, some of the changes be- 
ing based on ore improvement, and some on manipulation. The 
Tonopahs as a group made the best showing due to the stable 
yield of over $200,000 weekly from the producers and the 
present high price of silver. The recent strike in Mizpah Ex. 
has pushed that stock into public attention. West End, Tono- 
pah Ex., Belmont, MacNamara and Midway all showed a 
swelling inclination under demand. The MacNamara new mill 
is now regularly running, and work has been resumed on the 
stopes. After the mill has been paid for and several other ex- 
penses wiped off the books, the company will undoubtedly re- 
sume the payment of dividends. The stagnation and sporadic 
manipulation which has been hanging over the Comstocks 
pending the completion of repairs and improvements in the 
Union shaft, and in Crown Point, suddenly ended this week 
with an unexpected flurry in Mexican. It shot up 30 points on 
Tuesday, on sharp inside buying, and this move is taken to 
mean that some very important inside combination work has 
been settled by those in the deal, and that a looser rein will 
now be given the market. Meanwhile the Comstock market 
has been liquidated till it is in a fairly healthy shape, and un- 
questionably it is in a position to "do things." Aside from the 
Comstocks, the interesting groups at present are the Tonopahs 
and the Manhattans, the latter being led by Big Four and Min- 
eral Hill Con. The White Caps lease, with a life of two years, 
has just been sold. The price remains a secret, but it must 
be well up in five figures, as the ore on the dumps is valued at 
$15,000, and the sale includes the machinery and a controlling 
block of stock. Sickness was the cause of the sale. 



City Rights vs. 
Corporations. 



City Attorney Long has just filed a 
very important opinion, in which he 
holds the relative rights of the city 
and public service corporations in 
the public streets have been placed upon an entirely new basis 
by the adoption, on October 10, 1911, of the amendment to the 
Constitution designed to give Supervisors control over cor- 
porations desiring to supply light, heat or power to the inhabi- 
tants of any city. He states that the right heretofore held by 
corporations of using the public streets without the obtaining 
of a franchise no longer exists, except as to systems of dis- 
tribution already established, and in these cases permits of no 
further extensions without obtaining a new franchise to cover 
the proposed extension. The opinion was called forth by ques- 
tions as to the rights of the Sierra and San Francisco Power Co. 



The Oil Surplus. 



Experts continue to argue that the 
situation is gradually clearing on 
account of the storage plans of the 
Independents and the Associated. This is helped by the pres- 
ent cessation of development work on account of the inclemency 
of the weather. The situation is unquestionably healthier than 
it was at the opening of last year. The new storage plan has 
been financed to the extent of $2,500,000: all but one of the 
companies approached are actively behind the plan. Work 
will begin on the big storage reservoirs as soon as the pre- 
liminaries, legal and otherwise, have been cleared away. In 
them, surplus oil will be stored till the completion of the 



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Panama-Pacific Canal, when a new field of distribution will be 
opened there and in the Orient. Signs of the times are reflected 
in the resumption of the $1 monthly dividend by Amalgamated. 
The Esperanza Oil Company, which recently announced that 
it would increase its capital stock to $50,000,000, contemplates 
the construction of a pipe line from its wells to Los Angeles, 
and the erection of a large refinery near that city. John Barne- 
son and Eugene de Sabla, who are heavily interested in the 
enterprise, are said to have acquired new patent rights for the 
refining of oil which will greatly reduce the cost of production. 
Recently they organized a securities company to handle the 
stocks and bonds of their various and extensive properties. 



866; raisins, $51,315; natural oils, 6,216,000 gallons, at $88,800; 
illuminating oil, 9,548,765 gallons at $355,427; wines, $30,312. 



Power Plants. 



Ninety-five per cent of the water 
power locations in the State of 
California are not made in good 
faith, nor with the intention of developing energy, according to 
a statement made by Horace T. Jones, special agent for the 
Conservation Commission and the Conservation Board of Water 
Power Control. More than 3,000 water power locations have 
been investigated by the commission and board, and a startling 
condition has been disclosed. Filings are made, according to 
Jones, for the sole purpose of speculation. The locators of 
power sit on the locations and wait for some company or in- 
terest to come along, and then they "cinch" the victim, who 
is out for power with the intention of developing it for com- 
mercial uses. 

The town trustees of Martinez have rejected the offer of the 
Great Western Power Company to agree to pay two per cent 
of its gross earnings for light, heat and power in the city. The 
trustees have ordered that the suit pending in the Superior 
Court to enjoin the company from proceeding with work in the 
town be carried to the Supreme Court. The Oro Water, Light 
and Power Company, operating in Butte County, and with 
headquarters in this city, has purchased the interests of the 
Butte and Tehama Power and Irrigation Company and the 
Sierra Irrigation Company. The company is erecting a large 
generating plant on Mill Creek, and is preparing to extend its 
lines to Sacramento and eventually to San Francisco. 



Quicksilver in 1911. 



A country-wide investigation of the affairs of the Bell 

Telephone Company for information bearing on an alleged 
monopoly which the company is said to control was reported 
recently with the return to Chicago of Charles F. de Woody, of 
the Department of Justice. The investigation is being con- 
plemented by an exhaustive inquiry in Chicago. According to 
the report, Government agents have been at work in this city, 
and a report to the Administration in Washington of the opera- 
tions of the Bell syndicate will be presented soon. 



Preliminary figures collected by H. 
D. McCaskey, of the United States 
Geological Survey, from the individ- 
ual producers, show that the domestic production of quicksilver 
in 1911 was 21,821 flasks, of 75 pounds each, valued, at the 
average San Francisco domestic price for the year of $46.01, at 
$1,003,984. A comparison of these figures with the final figures 
published by the Survey for 1910 shows a gain of 1,220 flasks 
and of $45,831 in value. There were 22 mines producing in 1911, 
of which 19 are in California. The production for 1912 will 
probably show little change in the aggregate from that for 1911, 
but there may be a slight tendency toward increase. The pres- 
ent producers, however, with a few exceptions, can probably not 
materially increase their normal output. The production of 
quicksilver in California in 1911 was 19,131 flasks, valued at 
$880,217, a gain of 1,920 flasks and $79,733 compared with the 
output of 1910. This increase was made notwithstanding the 
completion of the clean-up at the old Napa Consolidated mine 
in Napa County and the falling off in output of several other 
producers, and is due chiefly to substantial increases in produc- 
tion at the New Guadalupe and New Almaden mines in Santa 
Clara County. The New Idria mines of San Benito County, the 
largest producers in the Western Hemisphere, continued their 
important output, producing nearly half the quicksilver yield of 
the country in 1911. 



The financing of the Sperry Flour Company has just 

been concluded with the issue of $600,000 seven per cent pre- 
ferred stock, and $500,000 six per cent bonds. The bonds 
were underwritten by a syndicate headed by William H. 
Crocker and several private investors and banks took the offer- 
ing. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets ; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



The grand total of exports from the 
Local Exports. port of San Francisco to foreign 

countries during the year 1911. as 
reported by the customs nouse. is $43,427,033. as against $35,- 
773,746 in 1910, an increase of 22 per cent. The imports in- 
creased 10 per cent, aggregating $56,075,324, as against $50- 
669,435 in 1910. Exports to foreign countries during December 
were $5,58Q,1U vs. $4,041,350 in 1910, an increase of 38 per 
cent. Exports of flcir aggregated 31,061 barrels, valued at 
$126,700: cotton, 36.144 bales, valued at $1,914,011; salmon, 
$414,041; dried apples. $28,381; dried apricots, $109,572; 
canned fruits. $515,295; dried peaches, $22,532; prunes. $403,- 



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Deposit and Current Accounts 31st Dec, 1910 8390, 582,340 

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January 27, 1912. 




"Is aviation expensive?" "Yes, the upkeep is quite 

considerable." — Boston Transcript. 

"George, dear," said the young wife, "you are growing 

handsomer every day." "Yes, darling," replied the knowing 
George; "it's a way I have just before your birthday." — Pick- 
Me-Up. 

Liveryman (to rider) — Here, what's this? Half a dollar? 

Why, you've been out two hours. Rider — So I may have, but 
I've been on the brute's back only about ten minutes. — Flie- 
gende Blaetter. 

"Do you suffer here from miasma?" asked the visitor to 

Swampville as he looked over the villa plot proposition in that 
charming suburb. "No," replied the agent. "Fact is, I never 
knew you had the asthma." — Harper's Weekly. 

Ascum — Tell me which is proper. Would you say, 'It is 

possible for two to live on $10 a week' or 'on $10 weekly?' 
Wise — Well, I'd say: 'It is possible for two to live on $10 a 
week weakly.' — Catholic Standard and Times. 

A gentleman sat down to write a deed and began with 

"Know all women by these presents." "You are wrong," said 
a bystander, "it ought to be 'know all men.' " "Very well," 
answered the other, "if all women know it, all men will, of 
course." — Life. 

A young lady was acting temporarily as hostess, and her 

time was much occupied. One of her admirers, a nervous and 
absent-minded lover, perceived that this would be the case, 
and to facilitate matters he determined to bring affairs to a 
point. He didn't get a chance. "Afterwards," said the object 
of his ill-starred devotion, "I found this memorandum on the 
floor, where he dropped it in his agitation. It read: 'Mention 
rise in salary. Mention pleasure in her society. Mention pros- 
pects from Uncle Jim. Never loved before. Propose.' " — Life. 

A lady in the center seat of the parlor-car heard the re- 
quest of a fellow passenger directly opposite, asking the porter 
to open the window, and, scenting the draft, she immediately 
drew a cloak about her. "Porter, if that window is opened," she 

snapped testily, "I shall freeze to death " "And if the 

window is kept closed," returned the other passenger, "I shall 
surely suffocate." The poor porter stood absolutely puzzled 
between the two fires. "Say, boss," he finally said to a com- 
mercial traveler near by, "what would you do ?" "Do ?" echoed 
the traveler. "Why, man, that is a very simple matter. Open 
the window and freeze one lady. Then close it and suffocate 
the other."— Ladies' Home Journal. 



THE SOUL'S DEAR LAND. 

I know the Blessed Islands somewhere lie 
In rose-crowned splendor on a sapphire sea. 

I know the Age of Gold can never die ; 
And far Hesperides has fruit for me. 

White towers of fair Atlantis pierce the blue. 

Her terraces and temples vine-wreathed stand, 
Dream-haunting music floats the glad hours through, 

With lulling waves that lap the level strand. 

Cool groves of asphodel where young nymphs play, 
Lush vales where Dian leads her laughing band, 

Dim paths of Arcady where lovers stray 

Have never faded from the soul's dear land. 

The glory of Olympus heeds no ruth ; 

The fair gods live and love, and never passed. 
All beauty that the soul has known is truth. 

Immortal truth, more true than life — at last. 

— Alice E. Ives in Harper's Weekly. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



ART LOAN EXHIBITION NOTES. 

Preparations for the Art Loan Exhibition, to be given at the 
Palace Hotel for the benefit of St. Matthew's Red Cross Hos- 
pital, San Mateo, are being perfected, and the committees in 
charge are sparing no pains to make the exhibition an artistic 
as well as a social success. The enthusiastic and generous re- 
sponse of those who will loan their works of art is in keeping 
with the cordial spirit of San Francisco, and their willingness 
is marked not only by a desire to help a worthy charity, but a 
realization of the need at this time, and to gratify that enjoy- 
ment and appreciation of art for which San Francisco has al- 
ways stood, and which counted so substantially in the welcome 
given the symphony concerts this winter. 

Mrs. Phoebe Hearst will lend many beautiful things, as will 
Mrs. W. H. Crocker, Mr. Jacob Stern, Mrs. Francis Carolan, 
Mrs. Reginald Knight Smith and many others. Nearly all of 
these things will be seen for the first time when the exhibition 
opens to the public with a reception Saturday evening at 8:30, 
February 3d, to continue, fortunately for those who would go 
not once but many times, until Saturday evening, February 
17th. The Board of Managers of the Hospital is receiving the 
able assistance of Mr. Bruce Porter, and to his capable manage- 
ment much of the success of the exhibition will be due. 

Those constituting the Board are : Mrs. E. D. Beylard, Mrs. 
Antoine Borel, Mrs. W. B. Bourn, Mrs. Francis Carolan, Mrs. 
John Coleman, Mrs. Wm. H. Crocker, Miss Jennie Crocker, 
Miss Grace Crosby, Rev. Walter H. Cambridge. Dr. W. C. Chi- 
dester, Mrs. Norris K. Davis, Mrs. A. M. Easton, Mrs. Ansel 
M. Easton, Mrs. M. E. Gallwey, Mrs. George Garritt, Mrs. 
Charles E. Green, Mrs. Joseph D. Grant, Mrs. Louis P. Hobart, 
Mrs. James Otis Lincoln, Mrs. Walter S. Martin, Mrs. Whitelaw 
Reid, Mrs. Laurance Scott, Mrs. Percy Shuman, Mrs. A. L. 
Whitney, Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson. 

There will be paintings by Millet, Corot, Sir Joshua Rey- 
nolds, Sir Peter Lely, Hoffman, Von Linbach, Sargent, Whis- 
tler, Sir Thomas Laurence, and others. 



"How about that airship?" "It went up in smoke." 

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What the capital ot China may be at this time next year is 
an open question. There may be more than one, perhaps, and 
if the great empire should be split up into as many republics as 
it has provinces, there would be eighteen capitals, and we 
might have to revise our geographies and get some fresh ideas 
about all these cities. It may be in anticipation of some such 
event that Dr. William Edgar Geil has made a tour of these 
towns, and has written a book on "The Eighteen Capitals of 
China" (Lippincott), in which he tells something about every 
one of them. Under the irrepressible impact of the new civili- 
zation the relics of the old order are disappearing with mar- 
velous swiftness, and Dr. Geil tries in this book to preserve a 
record of some of the literature, customs, and historic associa- 
tions that every one will regret to lose when China adopts derby 
hats, patent-leather shoes, and millinery and other fixings from 
Paris. 

This is not Dr. Geil's first trip through China. After various 
explorations in Africa and the islands of the Pacific, he ex- 
plored the Yang-tse, and followed the windings of the great 
Chinese wall, and wrote a book about each. His explorations 
have taken him into three zones, and have carried him far 
enough by land and sea to put a tenfold girdle around the globe, 
and all the way he has carried an American flag, whose tat- 
tered folds he religiously preserves as the most cherished relic 
of his travels. His book on China's eighteen capitals is filled 
with multifarious information, of which perhaps the most in- 
teresting is a series of Chinese proverbs and sayings, which run 
along the top of the pages from cover to cover. Some of them 
perhaps are as applicable to human nature on this side of the 
Pacific as on the other, and all are worth reading. Here are a 
few of them: 

When you are very angry, don't go to law. When you are 
very hungry, don't make verses. 

Man is a small heaven. 

The bully does not owe debts. 

You can crush people with the weight of the tongue. 

Standing with the feet on two boats. 

A stout cat is surely a thief. 

A deaf priest can hear a hen crow. 

After a typhoon there are pears to gather. 

Let the duck dress to kill, flat forever stays her bill. 

A tiger telling beads. 

A pirate saying prayers for the dead. 

Pearls wrapped up in rags. 

A chicken-coop covered with cloth of gold. 

A good drum does not need a heavy stick. 

No needle has a point at both ends. 

Everything fears the earnest man. 

A stone lion doesn't fear the rain. 

When you gallop on the city wall, it is hard to hide the 
horse's tracks. 

A rat's eyes can see but an inch of light. 

A blind cat catches only a dead rat. 

A stupid thief stops his ears when stealing the bell. 

An ape may sit on a throne. 

A blind man carrying a looking-glass. 

The money-maker is never weary, the weary man never 
makes money. 

A cat weeping over a rat. 

You can't play a fiddle behind your back. 

On the Eastern mountain tigers eat men, on the Western 
mountain tigers eat men, too. 

It costs no strength to watch others labor. 

Blame yourself first, then others. 

The dumb can tell when they are beaten. 

The bad die early. 

A rich man living on a mountain-top will have relatives from 
a distance. 

A small stone can break a large jar. 

You need a needle to draw a thread. 

Mountains do not turn, but roads do. 

Pure gold does not fear the fire. 

Those who live near rivers understand the fishes. 

Rain at dawn means a sunny day. 

When the waters rise, the boats rise also. 



Hold your temper for a moment and avoid a hundred days 
of sorrow. 

If you have money, the devil will grind for you. If you are 
near him, you will become black. 

You can substitute a turnip for an egg only once. 

If the farmer is diligent, the soil will not be lazy. 

A big heart is better than a big house. 

If you know how, a thing is not hard; if it is hard, then you 
don't know how. 

False humility is genuine arrogance. 

Of everything he knows a little, but knows but little of every- 
thing. 

Men honor the rich ; dogs bite the ragged. 

A little man may have a large heart. 



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(Continued from Page 19.) 

HERBERT.— Lord and Lady Herbert arrived recently in New York, en 
route to Coronado, where they will join Lord Tweedmouth's polo 
party. 

JANSS.— Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Janss have taken possession ot a new resi- 
dence in Los Angeles, where they will remain during the spring. They 
are established in the home ot Dr. and Mrs. Peter Janss. 

JOSSELYN.— Mrs. Charles Josselyn and Miss Margery Josselyn arc plan- 
ning an early departure tor Europe, and will probably spend the sum- 
mer abroad. 

KELLOND.— Captain Frederick D. Kellond has sailed from Manila tor , 
San Francisco, where he will join Mrs. Kellond. who is the guest ot 
her mother, Mrs. E. A. Selfridge. 

KITTREDGE — Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Kittredge are guests at the 
Hotel Coronado. 

LYMAN.— Dr. and Mrs. George Lyman have arrived in New York en route 
to Europe. They will spend the spring and summer abroad. 

LYON.— Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lyon have taken a cottage in Sausalito 
for the next few months. 

MARTIN.— Mrs. Eleanor Martin will have as her guests for the balance 
of tho the season at her home in Broadway Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin. 

McGAVIN.— Mr. and Mrs. Drummond Mc-Gavin will visit San Francisco in 
March before leaving for Europe. 

MOORE. — Mr. and Mrs A. A. Moore and their debutante daughter, Miss 
Margaret Moore, have closed their Oakland home for the remainder 
of the season, and are domiciled at the Palace Boiel, where they will 
entertain at a number of informal affall 

NIXON. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nixon of Portland, who were visitors 
here for a few days recently, have gone to Del Monte, where Mrs. 
Nixon will visit her brother. Lieutenant C. A. 1 polph. 

ROGERS —Elliott Rogers, of Santa Barbara, who has been visiting here, 
has been a guest at the William Mayo Newhall residence in Scott 
street. 

ROSS. —The Misses Ida and Josephine Ross. win. have bean staying at the 
Fairmont since their return from an extended tour of Europe, have 
taken the Cluness house, at 2640 Steiner street, for the next five 
months. 

SHERWOOD.— Franklin P, Sherwood, of New York. Is passing a few days 
as the guest of H. H. Sherwood, at Claremont. 

SHIELS.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Shlels are preparing to leave for a trip 
to the Orient and the Far East. 

SUTTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Sutton expect to leave shortly for Los 
Angeles, where they will establish their home. 

TAYLOR. — Miss I..un.i Taylor, who Is traveling abroad with friends, has 
extended her stay, but will probably return to California for the 
summer. 

WILSON.— Mm. Mountford S. Wilson Is spending several days in town 
aa the guest of Mrs. William Mayo Newhall at her home in Scott 
street. 



"Aha!" exclaimed Hurlock Sholmes, as he entered the 

apartment. "There was a mouse in the room!" "Your power 
of scent. Hurlock" commented Woctor Dotson, "is simply mar- 
velous." "Scent nothing!" said the great detective. "See the 
heel marks of a woman's shoe on this chair!" — Browning's 
Magazine. 



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"That's a pretty girl just turning the corner," said Robert 
Sterling. 

David Belding looked to the spot indicated, but beheld only 
the back of a big hat, which completely hid the face of its 
wearer. 

"Have to take your word for it, Bob," he answered. "I 
missed the right instant for judging. After the present-day 
hat turns its back on you there is no seeing what is under it." 

Robert Sterling smiled. "That is so," he said, "but she really 
was more than pretty, and her hat isn't in it for size with some 
of the monsters I have seen." 

David laughed. "Taking up the cudgels in her behalf al- 
ready, old fellow?" he asked. "Know who she is?" 

"Yes," replied Robert. "I am almost sure it must be the 
new school teacher; so few strangers come to this little place 
that we can generally guess who they are. Dot has been high 
in her praises of the new assistant teacher, and this young wo- 
man fits the description." 

"Then get an introduction through that bright little niece of 
yours," suggested David encouragingly. "Great Scott, what 
has struck you now?" as his friend seized his arm and began 
to haul him along at a rapid pace. 

Robert explained: "Allie is giving Dot a lawn party this af- 
ternoon for her birthday, and I just remembered that Dot in- 
sisted that the new teacher should be invited. Very likely that 
is where she is going — at any rate I mean to find out. Hurry up." 

"Alright, but don't you think we might get there before the 
affair is ended, even if we did not do this race-horse gait?" 
queried David. 

Robert did not even hear him, for as they turned the corner 
the wearer of the black hat came into view. "It is the new 
teacher for a fact," he announced. "She is going through Al- 
lie's gate." 

Robert's littie niece ran down the path to welcome the pretty 
stranger, and catching sight of her uncle and his friend just 
entering the gate, called out: 

"Oh, Uncle Robert, come and see Miss Harland." 

David Belding started as he heard the name; and when the 
young teacher turned toward them, his face assumed a look 
of mingled astonishment and delight. He reached her even 
before the hastening Robert, and exclaimed : 

"I had begun to fear my search for you might be hopeless. 
My good angel must have sent me here — how more than glad I 
am to see you." He held out his hand to her. 

Miss Harland's look was anything but friendly, and the out- 
stretched hand apparently invisible to her, as she answered: 

"Really, you surprise me, Mr. Belding, for I cannot under- 
stand why you should not expect to see me in Royceton, when 
you have been aware of my whereabouts." 

She turned away from the discomfited David to smile sweetly 
at Robert, as eager little Dot presented him. 

Robert's sister Alice now joined them, while Dot's school 
friends began to arrive. The lawn party was proving to be a 
marked success. 

But David Belding's face had assumed a decidedly glum ex- 
pression, and instead of mingling with the youngsters, he only 
watched them. His gaze often sought their pretty teacher, who 
seemed to be having the very best time of them all. 

The big hat had been laid aside, and her flushed cheeks and 
rumpled hair showed how fully she was doing her share toward 
making the little ones happy. 

Robert Sterling kept near Miss Harland all the afternoon. Not 
once did the young teacher look in David's direction, but that 
young man had decided upon his next step, and waited patiently 
until the festivities were ended. 

When the guests were taking leave of their small hostess he 
stepped to Miss Harland's side and said quietly: 

"I shall walk home with you, Florence; there is something 
I must say to you." 

Florence Harland's dark eyes flashed a resentful look at him. 
"Very well," she said, and turned again to her entertainers. 

As Robert Sterling had been a witness of the greeting be- 
stowed by Miss Harland upon his friend, he felt no surprise 
when David said to him : 

"I wish to speak to Miss Harland about something important, 
so excuse me for the present." 



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"Alright; you'll find me here waiting for you." 

As soon as the pair was outside the gate, David began : "I do 
not know why you should say I was aware of your whereabouts. 
I have been trying my best for nearly three months to find you. 

"When I got back to the city I went at once to your father's 
house, and found it occupied by strangers. Then I went to 
the firm from whom they had purchased the house, but they 
could tell me only that after Mr. Harland's sudden decease his 
affairs were found to be in hopeless confusion, and all property 
was sold. Of you, they could tell me nothing. 

"Then I called on Miss Brandon, who was the only friend 
of yours I had met. She told me that you had left the city im- 
mediately after your father's death, but she had no idea where 
you were. 

"Then I spent weeks in unsuccessful attempts to trace you, 
and finally began to believe you had purposely concealed your- 
self from me, and when Robert " 

Miss Harland's scornful voice interrupted him. "Why 
should you tell this elaborate falsehood?" she asked. "Martha 
Brandon told me of your call in the first letter she wrote me, and 
said she gave you an account of my obtaining this position in 
the Royceton school through the efforts of the cousin with 
whom I staid until coming here." 

"And why should I lie to you?" cried David wrathfully. "I 
have told you only the truth ; it is Miss Brandon's word against 
mine." 

"Then I choose Martha's," said Miss Harland firmly. 

David was in a white heat of anger and pain. "You are 
free to choose," he said. 

Not another word was spoken between them, until David left 
her at the door of her lodging house. 

Florence Harland ran upstairs to her own room, prepared to 
indulge in a good cry; but a letter on her dresser caught her 
eye, and recognizing her friend Martha Brandon's writing, she 
at once opened it. 

"Dearest Florence — Can you ever forgive me for deceiving 
you so terribly? After Jack and I quarreled I felt as if I wanted 
everybody to be as miserable as I was, and when Mr. Belding 
called, I told him I had no idea of where you were. I do not 
know how I could have been so wicked, after all your trouble, 
too; and he was so anxious to find you. I told you a lie, but 
please forgive me, Florence, or I can never be happy again, 
even though Jack and I have made up. Please, please, forgive 
your miserable friend, 

"Martha Brandon." 

After she read this letter, poor Florence Harland did indeed 
have her "good cry," and it was hours before she could bring 
herself to forgive the repentant Martha; but when at last she 
sobbed herself to sleep, all anger had been cast out of her 
heart. 

In the early morning a small boy brought a tiny note to David 
Belding, which caught him just starting for the first train leav- 
ing Royceton. He had informed Robert Sterling the night be- 
fore that his visit must end at once. 

But this little note made a new man of David Belding. 

"Will you forgive me? Martha has written that she told a 
lie both to you and to me, Florence Harland," was all the note 
said. 

It was more than forgiveness that Florence received, for a 
very eager young man sought her the instant her school duties 
for the day were over, anxious to pour forth the old story of 
love. 

And, with David's arm around her and his cheek pressed 
close to her own, the lonely young school teacher felt that 
she could freely forgive all wrongs, and bravely face life's 
coming years with him. — M. Dibbell in Boston Globe. 



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January 27, 1912. 




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New licenses were issued to the following purchasers in San 
Francisco and vicinity for the week ending Jan. 20th. The total 
number of licenses issued for the State for the same period 
was 522. 



PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO., 445 Sutter St.. S. F Ren 

LA DUKE & WOOD. 1220 Ellis St., S. F 1-Ton Truck 

PAUCHAN, GERMAIN, 603 Ellis St.. S. F Elmore 

EISAN, GEO., 1411 Devlsadero St., S. F Elmor.i 

SMITH. F. H. & CO.. 501 Vienna St.. S. F Stoddard-Dayton 

FRIEDMAN. M. & CO., 273 Post St.. S. F. ..Cadillac 

PORTER, DR. LANGLET, 240 Stockton St.. S F Cadillac 

BURMIESTER, R. B.. Savings Union Bank and Trust Co., S. F. ..Cadillac 

LEWIS. R. G., 2250 Webster St.. Berkeley Cadillac 

PHILIPSEN, C. 337 Shatter Ave.. Oakland Regal 

BECK & SON, GEO., Livermore Stoddard-Dayton 

GRAHAM. L. F.. Berryessa Road, San Jose Cadillac 

BARBER, L. E.. Milpitas Cadillac 

GIBBARD, W. G.. 342S Fruitvale Ave.. Oakland Ford 

PACIFIC GAS & ELEC. CO.. 445 Sutter St., S. F Reo 

JOSCEDYN. H. C, Daly City San Mateo County Buick 

McGEHEE, MRS. B. H.. 1730 41sl Ave.. Oakland Flanders 

CUNNINGHAM. DR. ARTHUR L„ 53 Montecito Ave., Oakland ...Rambler 

AMERICAN FISH & OYSTER CO., 556 Clay St.. S. F. Mack 

GENERAL ELEC. CO.. Rialto Bldg., S. F E-M-F 

MCDONALD. JR., MRS. J. W-, Mer. Ex. Bldg.. S. F Everitt 

ALDRICH. W. F., 145 Second St.. S. F Buick 

DOUGLAS, L., Woodside Mitchell 

PIKE, A. M„ 2118 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley Reo 

THE AUTO DRAYAGE CO., 2054 Ellis St.. S. F White 

SOLLARS, A. E., 151 Valencia St., S. F Ford 

DAVIS. JOHN J., 136 O'Farrell St., S. F Locomobile 

WESTERN WINE & LIQUOR CO.. 711 Clement St.. S. F Krit 

COBBY, J. W., 567 Belvedere St.. S. F. Oldsmobile 

FRENCH, DR. CHAS. E„ 701 Phelan Bldg., S. F Kissel Kar 

GOODWIN, J. W„ 1007 First National Bank Bldg., S. F. . .Stevens-Duryea 

ARMSBY, GEO. W., 627 Howard St. S. F Cadillac 

ROBINS. FRED. C. H., 1401 Eighth Ave., Oakland Buick 

SHORNE, E. S.. 460 13th St.. Oakland Overland 

GR1GSBY. CHAS. E.. Elks' Club, 2168 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley Buick 

BECKHAM & BORMaNN. 1017 Pacific Ave.. Alameda Rambler 

ALEXANDER, O. O.. 325 Ramona Ave, Piedmont Lozier 

HENKLEY, MRS. C, 579 10th Ave., S. F Ford 

STEWART ESTATE CO., Geary and Powell Sts., S. F Lansden 

EANDSDALE, MRS. PHILLIP v., 2140 Broadway. S. F. ...Stevens-Duryea 
LEIMERT, WALTER H., Oakland Bank of Sav. Bldg., Oakland. Franklin 

PORALL, ALEXANDER, 668 18th St.. Oakland Regal 

NEWHALL. JR., VIRGINIA W.. 2950 Pacific Ave.. S. F Hudson 

GOODRICH CO., B. F., 341 Market St., S. F White 

GUDWORTH, E. A., 2959 Buchanan St., S. F Cadillac 

TAYLOR. FRED. B.. 1301 Broadway, Oakland E-M-F. 

PETERSON & CO.. FRANK F., 69 Main St.. S. F Buick 

PIERSON. L. H., 1727 Valley St., S. F Abbott-Detroit 

GRAHAM, J. W., 2538 Geary St., S. F Overland 

LEE, L. E.. 455 Turk St.. S. F Cartercar 

DYER. F. B., 17th and Kansas St., S. F Cadillac 

HOWELL, ELSIE E., 2931 Jackson St., S. F Velle 

DOLLAR, R. STANLEY, 160 California St.. S. F Hupmobile 

FESS SYSTEM CO., 220 Natoma St., S. F Reo 

JOHN, R. L., 1330 Alice St.. Oakland E-M-F. 

BENDER, W., 3227 E. 23d St.. Oakland Hudson 

DRUHE, R. C. 1213 Eighth St.. Oakland Rambler 

MORRIS, FRANK, 1220 E. 21th St., Oakland Buick 

FRANCIS, JOE. care Square Deal Auto Co., Haywards Buick 

ROST, W. H., 281 So. 1st St., San Jose Overland 

HANSON, N., Palace Hotel. S. F Chalmers 

■NOLAN, J. C. 727 Mission St.. S. F Locomobile 

SANBORN. L. W., 352 Van Ness Ave, S. F Maxwell 

CRIST, M. P.. 352 Van Ness Ave., S. F Maxwell 

CROTHERS. R. A., 767 Market St., S. F Velle 

ROSENTHAL. G. M., Post and Mason Sts.. S. F Rambler 

SANTA CRUZ PORTLAND CEMENT CO., Crocker Bldg.. S. F...Haynes 

ALBERS BROS. MILLING CO.. 144 Sansome St., S. F Franklin 

WESTERN CASKET CO., 13th and Madison Sts.. Oakland Federal 

MACGREGOR. WALLACE, 2120 Channing Way. Berkeley Anhut 

STROM. CARL E.. 1507 Park St., Alameda Garford 

BAS, P., 1420 Park Ave., Alameda Ford 

SCHWERTN. P.. Burlingame Hupp-Yeats 

MONTEVALDO, J. J.. 447 Orchard St., San Jose Euick 



Motoring out on the road in the summer time with a stop here 
and there is an ideal proposition and acme of pleasure to the 
owner. The perfect pleasure of such a trip is only obtained by 
knowing that one has a car that will be ready to answer any 
call at any time. 

With this object in view, the Matheson Sales Company last 
Saturday sent one of its Warren "Wolverine" touring cars out 
to break the non-stop motor record. At the present time the 
official record is held by the Maxwell, which has covered over 
ten thousand miles. It is this record that the Warren is going 
after. Night and day the car is going over the course from 
Oakland to San Jose and back again. 

What makes this trial most interesting is the fact that the 
attempt to break the record was not made in the summer or late 
spring, when the roads are in prime condition. The members 
of the company tried to pick out the worst time of the year to 
show just what the car could do. Up to last Wednesday at 
7 p. m. the car had covered 1,708 miles. 

While it is a splendid test of the car, it is also going to be a 
good test of the Fisk tires with which the car is equipped. It 
will give the motorists a chance to see just what mileage he can 
get from his equipment when a car is run conservatively, as 
this car will have to be handled in making such a long run. 

The record is being computed by the Warner Autcmeter, with 
which the car is equipped. 

* * * 

The State Highway Commission seems to have a hard time 
to decide where it will put in the first work. The commissioners 
have gone over the State, taking in the many points suggested 
for the first main roads. Many of the members of the commis- 
sion must have been aware of what has always been consid- 
ered the main highways of the State long before they were 
appointed on the commission. If such is the case, it should not 
have taken them the time it has to come to some conclusion. 

While it is always advisable to move slowly at first in such 
an important proposition as laying out a trans-State highway, 
yet work can be moved too slowly. 

The enthusiasm that came to the surface throughout the State 
when the commission was appointed is commencing to wane. 
While in some counties bond issues and road work is being 
held back, as the county officials do not care to spend money 
on roads that may be taken over by the State. 

While scenic routes will be attractive from the tourist's 
point of view, and will make the State roads popular with visit- 
ing motorists, yet for the benefit of those who pay the taxes, 
only the commercial advantages should be considered at the 
beginning. 

From this viewpoint, the road south from San Francisco 
should follow El Camino Real to San Diego, returning by the 
valley route. Northward by way of the Sacramento Valley to 
Oregon and back by the coast route. 

Time at the present is precious, for the ground is soft and 
easily worked, and spring is but sixty days off, when highway 
travel in earnest will begin. 

It takes a lot of red tape to appropriate public funds, and the 
county officials are anxious to get their roads in shape for 
spring. 

A prompt decision now will cause citizens of towns and cities 
not tapped by the State highway to do road work on highways 
that are not tapped, so that they may attract visitors and also 
get the benefit of higher efficiency in commercial transporta- 
tion. 

* * * 

A very serious problem with the automobile agent at the 
present time is how to induce purchasers to bring their cars 
back to them when they need mechanical attention. Many 
owners, and especially those who buy the cheaper grade of cars, 
generally try to make repairs or overhaul their cars themselves. 
Then when they find they have not been successful, they take 
their autos to some repair shop that has given them an attrac- 
tive price for doing the work. 

The owner may have been given a price for the work by 
the agent, and the price may have been in excess of what the 
repair man has charged, hence the owner thinks that he is be- 
ing imposed upon, and he takes the car to the repair man and 
not to the agent. 

While the owner may save a little money by this transaction, 
yet in most cases it is expensive in the long run, for the average 
repair man does not know the car as thoroughly as the agent's 



January 27, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



27 



mechanical force. The average agent is not looking to make 
money out of his repair shop. What he wants is merely to have 
it pay its way, for it means satisfactory service to the owner 
which is a thing that is being demanded at the present time. 

If an owner cannot trust an agent to repair his car, he had 
better sell it and get one from an agent in whom he has con- 
fidence. 

* * * 

Another trying proposition that the dealer has to contend 
•with at the present time is the customer who lets his chauffeur 
buy his new car. This is especially the case with purchasers 
of high grade cars. The man of money generally feels that he 
has not the time nor the inclination to buy the car himself. In 
the first place, he does not take enough interest in the mechani- 
cal properties of his car. All he wants is to have an easy-riding, 
safe and serviceable vehicle. 

He buys a car and gets fairly good service out of it. Then 
it gets out of style or does not seem to be giving the service 
it did at the beginning. He begins to talk new car with his 
chauffeur, and then the latter gets busy. 

Every chauffeur likes a new car, and has his idea of what he 
wants to drive. At once he resolves himself into a salesman 
to get his employer to buy the car to his liking. Many of the 
drivers look upon the purchase of a new car as a chance to make 
a little extra money in the way of a commission. If he does not 
ask outright for it from the agent, he generally lets it be under- 
stood that he thinks that the sale was made through him. 

If the agent does not come through with the commission, it 
is likely to go hard with the car, or if, after an owner has taken 
his chauffeur into his confidence he does not buy the car to the 
liking of the chauffeur, it is also likely to go hard with the car, 
for in the minds of many drivers the car has got to fail, so that 
their reputations will not be at stake. It is very easy for a driver 
to put a car out of commission. Many a good make of car has 
been the sufferer by such action. What the owner should do is 
to go out and buy his new car, and then tell his chauffeur to go 
and drive it. 

The same argument applies to tires. In this regard it is much 
easier for the driver. He can kill the reputation of a tire by the 
way he drives, and it is almost impossible to detect him. 

In the case of tires, it would pay owners of motor cars to give 
their drivers a bonus on all mileage over what the factory guar- 
antees. It will be found that if this is done tire bills will be 
wonderfully reduced. 



Final action toward dissolving the Association of Licensed 
Automobile Manufacturers was taken at the annual meeting 
recently, when the members voted to close its affairs and to 
arrange for the Automobile Board of Trade to succeed it in 
the important work of trade co-operation in the motor car 
industry. 

Charles Clifton, the president for the past seven years, made 
his final report, and a unanimous vote of thanks was tendered 
to the officers and executive committee for their services in 
guiding the organizstion in its work, and in advancing the inter- 
ests of motor car manufacturing, with its resultant benefits to 
the user. 

• * * 

R. M. Owen & Company continue to book a large number of 
orders for their light delivery Reo trucks, which are on exhibit 
at the big Madison Square Garden Show, New York. Manager 
De Vaux, of the Reo-Pacific Company, says that one user of 
these popular trucks reports that for the last six months his 
Reo truck covered 4,553 miles, making 3,773 stops. His six 
months' expense for gasoline, oil and repairs was $78.86 — 
fifty cents per day, which is less than l 3 i cent per mile. He 
earned with the truck, during those six months, $900.54, or $150 
more than he paid for the truck. This is but one instance of 
hundreds of others where the Reo truck has shown its suprem- 
acy over the horse both in economy and efficiency. The Reo 
trucks are not alone money-makers, but are thoroughly reliable 
and efficient under all sorts of road and weather conditions. 
Where horses groaned and bled in the deep snow and on the 
slippery and icy pavements during the recent blizzards, and as 
a natural result thereof serious congestion of traffic followed, 
the Reo truck performed its strenuous duties with as striking 
regularity and despatch as it does in more favorable weather. 
Unusual interest is being shown in these light delivery wagons 



by wholesale and retail merchants, whose trade demands 
prompt and reliable delivery of goods. 

* * * 

A carload of 1912 Velie roadsters and coupes have just ar- 
rived at the local salesrooms of the Auto Sales Company. An 
exceedingly beautiful car for both design and finish is the 
Velie roadster, with detachable coupe, which was delivered to 
Judge Willett. A remarkable fact was that each machine in 
the carload was started by the first touch of the button of the 
new Velie self-starter, when the machines were unloaded from 
the freight car — this after standing for nearly four weeks. 

* * * 

A most striking demonstration of the non-skid feature of 
Motz tires was recently given in New York when the streets 
were covered with ice and snow. While other cars all over the 
city were slipping and sliding, and their drivers were almost 
helpless, owners of Motz-equipped cars were spinning along 
the streets and boulevards almost as on a bright, summer day. 

* * * 

Nordyke & Marmon Co., manufacturers of the Marmon motor 
car. have adopted the Prest-O-Lite Self-Starter. All 1912 
models of the Marmon? will be equipped with this device. The 
Prest-O-Lite Self-Starter is not a new invention, and has had 
ample time to prove its value to automobile owners. 

* * * 

"Well," said the constable, after some parley with Jinks, 
"I reckon I know speed when I see speed, and by gum, I'll bet 
ye half a dollar ye was goin' faster'n the law allows." "I'll bet 
you I wasn't," said Jinks; "and there's the money." He paid the 
constable the half dollar and resumed his journey. "There's 
somethin' in this sportin' life, after all," chuckled the constable, 
as he placed the coin in his pocket. — Exchange. 

* * * 

French Chauffeur (to deaf farmer on a Maine road) — 
Can you tell me, sare, vere I get some of ze gazzoline? Farmer 
(with his hand to his ear) — Hey? French Chauffeur — Non, 
non, non! Not ze hay — ze gazzoline. Ziss ees a motor car, not 
a horse. — Harper's Weekly. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 



W. C. Anderson, president of the Anderson Electric Car Com- 
pany, speaking of the electric automobile recently, said : 

"The average prospective buyer of a modern electric auto- 
mobile does not realize that the electric of to-day shows a tre- 
mendous improvement over the models marketed a few years 
ago. He does not stop to think that years of experience have 
brought about such a marked evolution in this type that the 
efficiency of an electric pleasure car or an electric commercial 
vehicle is nothing short of remarkable. The motorist recalls 
models of a decade back which carried a couple of tons of 
storage battery around on four wheels at scarcely better than 
an overgrown snail's pace, and it is true that some people are 
still under the false impression that the 1912 models are much 
the same. 

"Nine years ago, when the electric car was first struggling 
for recognition, many rash statements and promises were made, 
especially regarding the mileage it was possible to make on a 
single battery charge. It almost invariably happened that cars 
were falling decidedly short of these claims, and as a result the 
"electrics" lost much of the prestige they should rightly have 
enjoyed. 

"Even during the early days, however, the electric was found 
to have qualities of cleanliness, simplicity of operation and 
control, silence and freedom from mechanical annoyance, which 
made for it many enthusiastic friends. 

"The original drawbacks, such as insufficient mileage and 
lack of carrying capacity, have been very largely overcome. This 
is due to a very decided improvement in batteries, motors and 
transmission mechanism. 

"The electric car of to-day, and I speak with particular ref- 
erence to the Detroit Electric, as I naturally know it best, em- 
bodies practically all the mechanical features which are con- 
sidered up-to-date and standard by high-grade motor car manu- 
facturers. 

"There is no question of a doubt that the electric vehicle has 
a great future. Its principal field of usefulness now is in the 
cities because the great majority of such service comes within 
the limits of 50 to 100 miles. The maximum demands for com- 
mercial vehicles in city service are in the neighborhood of 60 
miles. So many mercantile houses are employing the electric 



commercial car that its efficiency and general all-around ser- 
viceability is universally known." 

* * * 

"Interesting examples of aboriginal ingenuity are afforded on 
the river Skeena and its tributaries in North British Columbia. 
These waterways flow very swiftly through deep ravines, and 
as it is impossible for the Indians to cross by means of canoes, 
they have resorted to bridging," said Dr. Charles G. Percival, 
who has been traveling in British Columbia and the Klondike 
in the Abbott-Detroit "Bulldog." 

"The cantilever principle is adopted by the savages. A 
bridge of this design spans the Bulkeley river where it is about 
120 feet wide, and the height from the bridge to water level is 
about eighty feet. Built of wooden logs, the legs of the struc- 
ture are formed of single stout logs varying from sixty to eighty 
feet in length, and the task of lowering them into position must 
have demanded considerable ingenuity on the part of the build- 
ers. They are buried about fifteen feet at their lower ends, and 
anchored by the super-imposition of masses of large rock rolled 
and carried to the site. The longitudinal members of the shore 
spans are similarly buried in the ground and lashed to the ends 
of the diagonal legs. 

"These main members, corresponding to deck girders, are 
about 120 feet in length, and to either end of the A-members 
of the superstructure are lashed. Elaborate cross bracing is 
resorted to in order to secure greater strength. When first 
erected, the different members were simply secured together by 
willow thongs, but when the Canadian government erected a 
more substantial suspension bridge lower down the river the 
Indians assembled and followed the white man's operations 
with great interest. Observing how wire cables were slung and 
anchored, they accordingly decided to introduce wire into their 
own structure, and procured the material for this purpose 
wherever they could, and introduced it in a most fantastic 
manner. When engineers of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway 
commenced work on their track near by, the Indians procured 
odds and ends, such as bolts and spikes, to use where they 
could in their bridge. So a visitor can view a strange-looking 
piece of work, though the fundamental cantilever lines are quite 
distinct." 



THE 




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New York Pleasure Vehicle Show 



Every year something new, something distinctive— some- 
thing of genuine merit has been shown at the Knox exhibit 
which has called forth the unstinted praises of both competi- 
tors and friends. 

Having all details of the chassis construction perfected in 
former years to a point where little more remained to be done, 
the Knox models for 1912 are strongly characterized by the 
most complete and luxurious equipment ever put on any high- 
grade automobile, combined with a quality, uniqueness and 
variety of design and finish never before realized by any 
manufacturer. 

Six handsome models comprised the Knox exhibit this year, 
embracing every motor need from a six-cylinder, high-powered 
gentleman's roadster to a luxuriously-appointed limousine. The 
correctness of design, combined with the exquisite beauty and 
perfection of these models, won the admiration of the thousands 
who attended the show. 



At the end of the first autmobile show ever held in Madison 
Square Garden in 1900 the undercurrent of public opinion was 
practically unanimous in deciding the Knox the most reliable, 
serviceable and perfect automobile of its time. 

At the close of the automobile show of 1912, the last which 
will ever be held in Madison Square Garden, the automobile 
public still hold the same high esteem for the sturdy qualities 
of the Knox, with the added opinion that it is the most com- 
plete and luxuriously-finished car in the world. 

Truly a consistent progress and a well-deserved, enviable 
reputation. 

The 1912 Knox is a brilliant example of what twelve years 
unswerving allegiance to but one principle, can accomplish; viz: 
To build nothing but the best regardless of the cost. 

Send for our new booklet. It will tell you all about this 
wonderful car. 



RELIANCE AUTOMOBILE COMPANY 



342-352 VAN NESS AVENUE 



January 27, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



29 



If the average man were to believe that the attainment of a 
certain degree of success or efficiency would be recognized by 
rewards immeasurably in advance of present day standards, 
there undoubtedly would be some tall hustling that would 
make the activities of this already busy world seem profoundly 
droll. While faithful services frequently lead to the manager's 
or president's chair, or to the ownership of a company, excep- 
tions among a numerous population are in overwhelming pre- 
ponderance. Every man is expected to do his work well, and 
the law recognizes no claim outside of that which comes in the 
pay envelope. "Coal Oil Johnnie," during his brief days ot 
notoriety, used to startle the world by his unheard-of liberality. 
When, after hailing a passing taxicab, and driving a few 
blocks, he would hop off and toss the driver enough cash to 
buy the outfit and enter business for himself. But such liber- 
ality was without thought of reward or merit. A striking in- 
stance of commendable liberality and appreciation was mani- 
fested at the close of the recent Savannah automobile races, 
when the Abbott Motor Company, of Detroit, presented each 
of the four drivers who participated in the races with the car 
they piloted. The management was so highly gratified by the 
consistent driving of these men that this act of appreciation was 
decided upon. 



New York, January 17. — With the record holding Alco truck 
still pounding off the hours for the United States Express 
Company in the most remarkable exhibition of motor truck 
durability ever held, the truck is now more than 100 hours 
ahead of the previous best mark. In the twelfth day of duty, 
the speedograph registered to-night 279 hours of non-stop ser- 
vice. The old record, held by the Alco, is 168 hours. Harry S. 
Houpt, manager of sales, announced that since the run started 
on the morning of January 6th, more than 150 tons of merchan- 
dise — 331,757 pounds, to be exact — have been hauled to des- 
tinations over the steep, ice-coated hills of New Jersey. A 
total of 736 miles has been covered, and more than 1,000 de- 
liveries of goods made. Attention has been centered upon the 
work of this truck by business men in all parts of the country, 
and it is generally regarded as the severest test to which a 
vehicle has ever been put in actual commercial service. 

» * » 

Tire maintenance is one of the greatest subjects of discussion 
wherever automobilists congregate. In a city like San Fran- 
cisco, where there are so many in use, it is a well-known fact 
that many individual owners and business houses operating a 
number of machines are watching this matter very closely. At 
the meeting of the new Board of Supervisors on Thursday last 
it was decided to use Shawmut tires on the city's automobiles 
for the coming season, which is but another public recognition 
of the quality of these tires, sold by the Tansey-Crowe Auto 
Supply Company. 

• • • 

The Pacific Motor Car Company reports the delivery of a 
Stevens-Duryea limousine to Mrs. Philip V. Lansdale. It is 
specially finished in Stevens-Duryea green; also to Mr. J. W. 
Goodwin, another Stevens-Duryea car, six-cylinder, of the 
torpedo type. Goodwin now owns about six Stevens-Duryea 
cars. He expects to do a great deal of touring during the com- 
ing season, and the 6-cylinder torpedo type appealed to him as 
the car specially adapted for his uses. 

» * * 

For the coming season the commercial line of the Knox Au- 
tomobile Company of Springfield, Mass., has been augmented 
by the addition of a six-ton model. It is of the regular Knox 
type, with driver's (removable) seat beside the engine, and is 
of very sturdy construction throughout. 

• • • 

E. H. Wiles, of the Engineering Department of the Chal- 
mers Motor Company, Detroit. Mich., has arrived in San Fran- 
cisco. He will remain here for three or four days. He is mak- 
ing his headquarters with the Pioneer Automobile Company, 
the local Chalmers dealers. 

» » * 

F. B. Graxiola has iust received a Stevens-Duryea car of the 
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Once again this fact hat been demonstrated by the 
winning of the famous Los Angeles-Phoenix road 
race by the Splitdorf Equipped National 40. driven 
by Harvey Herrlck. 



Not only did Splitdorf Equipped cars win this great 
race, but they took third and fourth places, also 
being equipment on the Midland and Bulck cars that 
placed in this order. 



This was not all: In the track races held at Phoenix 
on November 9th, out of seven races Splitdorf 
Equipped cars took SIX FIRSTS. FOUR SECONDS. 
AND THREE THIRDS. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 



H. O. Smith and the Premier Motor Manufacturing Company, 
of Indianapolis, who were on July 27, 1910, disqualified and 
suspended for an indefinite period for denying the jurisdiction 
of the contest board, and appealing to the courts for redress, 
were reinstated at a recent meeting of the American Automobile 
Association. 

The formal application for reinstatement to good standing of 
Barney Oldfield, who is now under disqualification and suspen- 
sion until July 1, 1912, for promoting and participating in un- 
sanctioned events, was considered, and the board refused to 
reinstate him. 

For advertising the performance of the two Abbott-Detroit 
cars which competed in the 1911 Vanderbilt cup race, held at 
Savannah, November 27, 1911, as being stock cars, the Abbott 
Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, and the Abbott-Detroit 
Motor Company of New York were disqualified, and suspended 
for six months to July 11, 1912. Rule 75 (a) of the 1911 con- 
test rules prohibits the advertisement of the performance of a 
car as being the performance of a "stock" car unless such per- 
formance is made in an event regularly sanctioned for and open 
only to registered stock cars or stock chassis. The 1911 Van- 
derbilt race was run under the rules, and with the sanction of the 
A. A. A. as a Class "C" non-stock event, and was open to any 
motor car with a piston displacement of between 301 and 600 
cubic inches whose manufacturer had, within the preceding 
twelve months produced at least fifty cars. The Vanderbilt 
cup race was not restricted to stock cars, and no technical exami- 
nation is made by the A. A. A. technical committee of cars com- 
peting in Class "C" events to ascertain whether they check up 
with the sworn and approved complete technical specifications 
on file with the contest board, as is required under the contest 
rules in those events which are open only to stock cars or stock 
chassis. 

Because of the large number of requests received for reserva- 
tions of dates for 1912 contests, and in order that definite fixed 
dates may be assigned by the board to those promoters who 
are prepared to proceed with their preliminary arrangements, 
it was decided that no requests for dates will be considered un- 
less such requests are accompanied by the sanction fees. 

The following tentative reservations have been assigned, con- 
ditional upon the promoters complying with this ruling: 

February 22 — Bakersfield, Cal., road race, Kern County Auto- 
Racing Association. 

May 15-16-17.— Commercial vehicle run, Chicago Motor 
Club. 

May 30. — Indianapolis Motor Speedway (500 mile race.) 

June 20. — Algonquin hill climb, Chicago Motor Club. 

July 4-5-6. — Beach races. Old Orchard, Me., Old Orchard 
Racing Association. 

August 8-9-10. — Beach races, Galveston, Tex., Galveston 
Automobile Club. 

August 23-24. — Elgin National Road Race, Chicago Motor 
Club. 

September 2. — Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

October 5. — Fairmont Park road race, Quaker City Motor 
Club. 

October 7-11. — Reliability run, Chicago Motor Club. 

* * * 

The United States Tire Company is announcing to the trade 
and to consumers throughout the country that the manufacture 
and sale of Nobby Tread tires is continuing as heretofore. This 
statement is supplemented with an announcement to the effect 
that the company is under no prohibition from the courts. Ap- 
plication had been made for an injunction to restrain the United 
States Tire Company from marketing Nobby Tread tires pend- 
ing the result of an appeal, but the court ruled that the injunc- 
tion be suspended pending the appeal. This means, of course, 
that the handling of the tire will be carried on by the com- 
pany in the same manner as previously. 

* * * 

"To the novice, the terms high and low tension currents are 
somewhat mystifying," said C. F. Splitdorf , head of the famous 
house of that name. High tension and low tension are com- 
parative terms applied to electric currents, and merely mean 
that of two currents the one is at a very much higher voltage 
than the other. High tension current, used in the jump spark 
systems of ignition, implies a current of high intensity or pres- 
sure, as distinguished from its quantity; but the term is al- 
ways relative." 




Some motor cars like some people 
possess a personality and individual 
charm which everyone notices and 
admires. This is true of the 

Abbott-Detroit Motor Cars 



Eminently satisfying both to the business man 
of the city and the country gentleman, ABBOTT- 
DETROIT cars are rapidly gaining an enviable 
place in the esteem of those owners who not only 
demand service but want a car in which they can 
have the utmost pride and confidence. 

In skeletal structure as well as in beauty of out- 
ward design, these cars are the equal of many which 
sell for twice as much. An exhaustive examination 
of the materials used, the character of the work- 
manship and the finished product will prove the 
truth of this assertion. 



THOMAS FLYER CO. 



Van Ness and California Sts. 



San Francisco 




^/E assert that the 1912 Thomas Six- 
Forty goes further than any other 
car into the important details, known as 
refinements, which are intended to en- 
hance the pleasure, comfort and conven- 
ience of the owner, the passenger and the 
operator. 

Demonstrations Reserved by Telephone 
Franklin 2255 

Thomas Flyer Company 

Van Ness & California Streets 
San Francisco Cal. 

"That exquisite something called style, which, like the 
grace of perfect breeding, everywhere persuasive, and 
nowhere emphatic, makes itself felt by the skill with 
which it effaces itself, and masters us at last with a sense 
of indefinable completeness." 



January 27. 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



31 



The exhibit of Detroit electrics which was made by the An- 
derson Electric Car Company, at the recent Madison Garden 
Show, attracted considerable attention. The feature of the 
display was one of the new extension broughams which was so 
well liked on its arrival in San "Francisco a few days ago. 

The distinctive feature of this new body design is the curved 
back and side panels, the handling of which show the touch 
of a master builder. 

Another of the show cars was the new Model 30, a snappy 
gentleman's roadster. The wheel base is ninety-six inches, 
and the car is equipped with a wheel steer, the speed con- 
troller lever being mounted on the wheel. 

A handsome three-passenger coupe with ninety-six wheel 
base, known as the Model 31. was also shown. This car has 
all the style and distinction of the roadster, with the added ad- 
vantages of being entirely enclosed for rainy weather. 

» * * 

"Many drivers and owners cannot understand how a mag- 
neto can be demagnetized by passing through it the current 
from a storage battery," said Charles F. Splitdorf. "This is 
easily understood when one remembers that a magneto differs 
from a dynamo in that it has first, a permanent magnet; second, 
that it has an armature, which is usually arranged to revolve be- 
tween the poles of the magnet. The dynamo has field mag- 
nets, wound with wire, through which circulates the current gen- 
erated by the machine. The passing of an electric current 
from either dynamo or storage battery through the magneto, 
demagnetizes it, completely or partially destroys its power, and 
it is necessary that it be remagnetized before its original effec- 
tiveness can be again secured." 

* * * 

J. C. Weston, of San Francisco, the Western District Mana- 
ger of the United States Tire Company, who is now attending 
the Eastern shows, states that 4,000,000 tires will be needed to 
supply the automobiles running in America during 1912. Wes- 
ton has visited the big plants of the United States Tire Com- 
pany, and writes that there has not been an idle moment in 
any of the immense factories. Instead of a winter lull, the 
company has been working night and day shifts, and all the 
plants are running to their fullest capacity. Most of the plants 
where the tires are made have been enlarged, and their facili- 
ties have been greatly increased. 

* • « 

R. S. Luther, driving the R. C. H. Panama-Pacific car, satis- 
factorily finished the first five days of the contemplated fifteen 
days, 200 miles a day, contest. The mileage covered in the 
five days' run is as follows : 

First day, 200 miles; second day, 196 miles; third day, 210 
miles; fourth day, 246 miles; fifth day, 204 miles. 



H. W. Westphal, who has been touring through Europe for 
the past year, has just returned to this city, and reports a very 
successful and interesting trip. 




TO prevent tarnishing of 
the bright brass parts of 
your car when laying it 
up for a time, rub on some 
vaseline. It is easily wiped off 
when you are ready to go into 
commission again. 



The most important thing to 
bear in mind, however, is that 
proper lubrication is essential, 
if you are to get the best serv- 
ice from your car, and that the 
Polarine Brands are the best 
automobile lubricants yet pro- 
duced. 

The Polarine Brands include 
Polarine Oil ; Polarine Transmis- 
sion Lubricant* (in three consist- 
encies); Polarine Fibre Grease 
and Polarine Cup Grease. 

Our Polarine booklet, free, post-paid. 

gives useful hints on lubrication and 

the general care of a car. Write for 

it today; any agency. 

Standard Oil Company 

Incorporated) 




Renault 

" The Car." 

New Types at New Prices 

RENAULT FRERES SELLING 
BRANCH, Inc. 



Telephone Market 7088 



RENE J. MARX, Manager for the Pacific Coast 

116-1*0 VAN NESS AVENUE 



San Francisco 



Champion Wind Shield Manufacturing Company 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

ii^AcnmHRs^ GLASS FRONTS FOR AUTOMOBILES 

QUALITY STRENGTH SIMPLICITY 

Absolutely Guaranteed 



32 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 



E. D. Conolley nas taken delivery from the Pacific Motor 
Car Company of a Coie coupe. This is the only car of its type 
on the Pacific Coast, and is attracting a great deal of attention. 



fiYRBC 



PRICE 
$3.00 



Saves 10 to 25 per cent gasolene. Fits 
intake pipe. Spins around at great speed 
and "mixes the mixture." Attached in five 
minutes. Don't have to disturb engine. 
Gyrex increases power and flexibility, snap 
and smoothness of motor. 

THE ROYAL EQUIPMENT CO. 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY COMPANY, Inc. 

Pacific Coast Distributors 
San Francisco Los Anjeles Spokane Fresno Seattle Portland 




Rex Metal Cream -gJS^L 

The King Polish ,"_ — ----- -- L 

Not because it possesses any 
one particular advantage but I 
because it possesses all — some w 
of them exclusive. 

REX METAL CREAM gives 
maximum service. It goes further 
and gives a more brilliant and dur- 
able polish than any other polish 
on the market. It never scratches 
the metal or injures the hands 
For Sale By 

CHANSLOR & HON MOTOR 
SUPPLY CO. 

501 Golden Gate Avenue 




STROMBERG CARBURETORS 

ECONOMY— POWER— RELIABILITY 
Equip your car with this Renowned Carburetor 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co. 

INC. 
H. D. McCOY, Sec. and Treas. 

Los Angeles San Francisco Seattle Fresno Portland Spokane 





B 


SAVE REPAIRS 

by replacing the worn-out low 
grade ball bearings in your car 
with the acknowledged best 

Hess-Bright Ball Bearings 

The World's Grealcst Friction Savers 

Pacific Coast Distributors 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor 
Supply Co., Inc. 

H. D. McCOY, Sec. & Treas 

Los Angeles San Francisco 

Seattle Fresno Portland Spokane 



The scale on which car owners have adopted demountable 
rims as regular equipment is nothing short of revolutionary. 
Two-thirds of this year's show models are carrying this ad- 
vanced equipment. A year ago less than one-fourth as many 
were used. 

A well known representative of the press is authority for the 
statement that 162 out of the 227 cars at the Garden Show 
were equipped with some make or other of demountable rim. 
At the Grand Central Palace Show, 90 of the 146 cars had 
similar equipment, the Firestone being the one most generally 
used. 

Motor truck makers are also using similar rims, there being 
20 of the 82 trucks at the Palace Show with removable rims. 
There again the Firestone leads in numbers. 

The desire for a quick tire-changing device has become so 
general that demountable rims are being used on cars cost- 
ing all the way from $750 up. In this connection it is learned 
that the old tire plant used by the Firestone Company before 
occupying their immense new plant has been converted into a 
factory for automobile and motor truck rims exclusively. This 
greatly increases their manufacturing capacity to cope with the 
demand. 

• c • 

Recent experiments on the part of American motor car manu- 
facturers with the wire wheel as a substitute for the wooden 
wheel, now in use, has centered the attention of designers and 
motor car owners upon the experience of English and French 
makers with the demountable rim and the demountable wheel. 

In England, the demountable wheel has out-stripped the de- 
mountable rim, while in France the demountable rim was a 
leader and still is; but for the coming season a few of the big 
French firms have announced that they will equip with the de- 
mountable wheel. 

In America the demountable rim is most generally used this 
year, and the Rambler is the only American car equipped with 
the demountable wheel. There are many arguments pro and 
con for both the demountable wheel and the demountable rim, 
but the big argument advanced in Europe, and generally ac- 
cepted there, is the simplicity and positiveness with which the 
demountable wheel can be removed. 

The majority of foreign demountable wheels are of the wire 
type, but the wood wheel can be used with equal facility. 



Messrs. E. R. Deming. of Oakland, Cal., make a specialty 
of equipping garages with gasoline, oil tanks and pumps. 



"How easy," mused Robert Edeson, "it is to form a 

habit, and how hard it is to break one. Last week I was out 
on a little joy ride when I came to a dignified looking gentle- 
man standing beside an auto, about which were scattered tools 
of various sorts. Two of the tires were removed. The dignified 
gentleman was perspiring freely and looking helplessly at a 
sympathetic lady in the tonneau. 'Having some trouble?' I 
asked, stopping. T decline to be interviewed,' he replied. 'Car- 
buretor out of whack?' I inquired. T have nothing to say,' he 
answered stiffly. 'Had a blow-out?' 1 will not make any state- 
ment at this time.' 'Stripped your transmission?' T don't re- 
member.' 'Look here, old chap, you seem to be in trouble. 
Isn't there anything I can do to help you?' T refuse to answer 
on the advice of my attorney.' 'Did the steering gear get stuck, 
or what?' 'You may quote me as saying I had nothing to say.' 
'Well, you're a crusty person. Don't you want some assistance?' 
1 have nothing to say.' 'Oh, don't bother him!' begged the sym- 
pathetic lady in the tonneau. 'The poor man has been a witness 
before the Grand Jury and two investigating committees in the 
last month, and it has affected him oddly.' " — Young's Maga- 
zine. 




This Year— Next Year— Every Year 

MICHELIN ANTI-SKID TIRES 

We have the same customers on Anti-Skids every year 

ASK THEM WHY? 

MICHELIN TIRE COMPANY 



San Francisco 



Lob Angeles 



Seattle 




January 27, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



33 



WOODWORTH TREADS 

The Protector that Does Not Chafe or Hurt the Tire 




There are many Imita- 
tions; most of them will 
Injure a tire more than 
they will save It. 
The Woodworth Treads 
have been on the market 
for years, and have had 
the test of time. 

They are puncture-proof, 
non -skidding and will 
save double their cost 
by prolonging the life of 
the tires. 

They fit all makes of 
pneumatic tires. Any 
one can apply them. Full 
directions with every 
tread. 

Gtet Woodworth Treads, 
forget tire troubles, and 
have your Anti-Skids al- 
ways on the tires. 

Send for circulars giving 
full description and 
prices. 



Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply Co., Inc. 



Pacific Coast Agents 
H. D. McCoy, Secretary and Treasurer. 
San Francisco Seattle Fresno 

Portland Spokane Los Angeles 



The New Way 



Enables you to use your wind shield 
during the most inclement weather, 
when you really need it, without 
stopping the car to remove rain, 
snow or mist from the glass. It's 
not even necessary for the driver 

to leave the seat to operate the "Gabrie 

insures safety and comfort. 




Automatic Cleaner. 




The Old Way 



venience of stopping the car so often 



Tou have probably tried this 
method of cleaning the glass 
with the result that you fin- 
ally put the shield down and 
weathered the storm rather 
than put up with the lncon- 
And inasmuch as you dared 



not take a, chance of having an accident by not cleaning the glass. 

SINGLE TUBE "GABRIEL" HORN 




Not a passing novelty, but the most popular and reliable motor 
horn ever produced. Six years of steadily increasing sales is proof 
that motorists demand an effective signal or pleasing tone. Its 
not necessary to offend every person within hearing by using an 
ear-splitting signal to secure the right of way. The sweet, musi- 
cal tone of the "Gabriel" does the trick without offending any one. 

PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS: 

Chanslor & Lyon Motor Supply 
Company 



SAN FRANCISCO 



FRESNO 



LOS ANGELES 



t J G H T 

"JgjfillBJ 




IF YOU WOULD INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR ENGINE, USE 

HARRIS 

TRAoe HAjm-pics u s.w orr. 

OILS 

The life and efficiency of an automobile engine depends largely on pro" 
per lubrication. HARRIS OILS lubricate, burn up and disappear. They 
give maximum lubricating efficiency. 

Over a quarter of a century in the manufacture of lubricants stands 
back of every drop of HARRIS OILS. You don't have to take chances 
with an experimental product. 

Try HARRIS OILS. Purchase a trial can. Prove to your own satis- 
faction that they will really increase the efficiency of your car. 

Sold in gallon and five gallon sealed cans and in barrels 





A. W. HARRIS OIL COMPANY 



326 South Water Street 
PROVIDENCE. R. I. 



66 Wabuh Avenue 
CHICAGO, ILL. 



PACIFIC COAST DISTRIBUTORS 

CHANSLOR & LYON MOTOR SUPPLY CO. mc. 

H. D. M9COV. Sec. & Treas. 
LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE FRESNO PORTLAND SPOKANE 



34 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 



If you want to prolong the life 
of your engine, 

If you want to eliminate smoke 
and carbon, 
ji « rp T- x T If you want to reduce your oil 

MoloKoL -— ■ 

Use MoToRoL 
4 'It suits because it doesn't soot'' 

Hughson & Merton, Inc. 
544 Van Ness Ave. 
San Francisco. Cal. 


The Tough White 
Tread is not affect- 
ed by extremely hot 
temperature or 

GOODRICH blisterin s sands - 
TIRES THE B- F- GOODR|CH 

CO., of California 
.341 Market street, San Francisco 


-j-j-jr; Duffey Bros. Motor 
DURABLE Truck Co - 

DAYTON TRIIPK 1133-35 Market Street 

San Francisco 


GOODYEAR **«*»»* 

THE GOODYEAR TIRE AND 
NO RIM CUT RUBBER CO. 

TI R ES 361-363 Golden Gate Avenue 
San Francisco, Cal. 


w ir^rwmn We make Quality Springs for auto- 

nUUVcK mobiles only, combining Lightness, 

Easy Riding, Strength. Also the best 

A I 1 V 1 1 I A DV CDDIMP Shock Absorber on the market, one 

*\U A1L1 AK I OrKirNvJ that never needs adjusting or repairing. 

Write to us for information about our 
r'/^vJV/IDAMV guaranteed spring. All orders given 
UUJVlr A1N I prompt attention. 

18 Fell St., San Francisco 


Machinists and Engineers 

l/"CCT\T A IV I DD/^\C Automobile Repairing a Specialty 

rVCClNAlN DrVVjO- 3SO Go i den Gate Avenue, bet Hyde 

and Laikln Streets 
Phones: Franklin 6823. Home J 2013 


■ Cj -**~ r ^ 1IjXA - x 425-431 Golden Gate Ave. 
a T T m/-\Ti jt r~\T~i tt T -1 San Francisco 
AUTOMOBILE Woodworking, Blacksmithine 

and every known repair for 
P A T TSTT T 1ST d the automobile 
A -tt.-LX> J- ll^VJ All Work Guaranteed 


PENNSYLVANIA TheJ - T - McTamahan Tire and 

VACUUM CUP Vul ™ E Co - 

630 Van Ness Avenue 
1 IK to are San Francisco Distributors 


FREE FROM CARBON 

PANHARD 

/^vTT 543 Golden Gate Ave. 
^^ ■*■ -' — ' San Francisco. Cal. 


A I 1TO TOP Au '° T °P S ' ^eat Covers, Lamp 

Covers, Etc. 

MANUFACTURING LOUIS ,. CARL 

(^OMPAIMY 425-431 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco. Cal. 


Call and Investigate 

K.bLLY ~ KAL>11n t CHANSLOR & LYON motor 

SUPPLY CO. 

J iVJ^^ 501 Golden Gate Avenue 
San Francisco. Cal. 


n i a m o n n Give Greatest M1Iea£€ 

l_-/ir\iTI\»/l MS THE DIAMOND RUBBER CO. 

of New York 
1 Ir\tO C. E. Mathewson. Pacific Coast Mgr. 
San Francisco, Cal. 


New Things For The Motorist 
MOHRICj and the Best 

__^ _^_ 542 Golden Gate Avenue 
DIxUiJ. San Francisco, Cal. 


pA^JCIO The Largest Automobile Repair Shop 

AUTOMOBILE ^J^^T" 

«3o Golden Gate Avenue 

FXCHANGF S " Fr ° nc ' SC0, C "' 
CA^nnnuc correja cars 


REMY REMY ELECTRIC CO. 

\n a s~> \}v*r/~\ 170 Golden Gate Ave. 
MAGNETO San Francisco, Cal. 


CARLOAD These Auto Tires Just Received 
Selling at Very Low Prices 
H 1 (jH CLAbb w D NEWERF RU BBER CO. 

bECONDS 53s Golden Gate Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 


MCHRIG BROS. 
Automobile Accessories 
SPARK PLUGS S24 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco Cal. 


The Tires that have proved 

SHAWMUT best 

TANSEY- CROWE 
xlJXtLa AUTO SUPPLY 

345 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco 


THE 

No Other High Powered Car Can 

Tt /T A T3 TV /T /^"\ TV T Approach Marmon 

MAKMvJlN $3150 0— gj^ Economy 

"The Easiest RidingCar in the World" 545 Golden Gate Ave. 


TIRP \/F II P A NI7IMl~ All Work Guaranteed 

iir\c vuLUttiiiimu mctarnahan vulcanizing 

AMr> inRRINn & TIRE COMPANY 
"I'LI JUDD111U 630 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco 


PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania 

VACUUM CUP RUBBER COMPANY 
TIRES 612-614 Miasion Street 



January 27, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



35 



Col. A. W. Bradbury, President of the Pacific Motor Car Co., 
is making an extensive trip through the East, visiting the Stev- 
ens-Duryea and Cole factories, also the New York and Chicago 
Automobile Shows. 

* * * 

M. E. Flaherty has just taken delivery of another Stevens- 
Duryea motor car from the company. 



ST. FRANCIS GARAGE 

Under the Management of the 

FRANCIS BROS. AUTO RENTAL CO. 

Announce the Opening of One of the Finest and Most 
Up-To-Date Garages in the City. 

Conveniently located POST STREET, bet. Polk and Van Ness 

Phone Sutter 1010 

Thorouehly Fire-Proof, Situated in a Class A Building 

Inspection Invited 1912 6-CYLINDER PEERLESS FOR HIRE 



Kelly - Springfield 

TIRES 

For Automobiles, Trucks, Carriages 
A TIRE WITH A REPUTATION 

KELLY-SPRINGFIELD TIRE COMPANY 



489 Golden Gate Ave., 
near Polk St. 



CHAS. W. FLINT 
Pacific Coast Manager 



Guarantee Battery Co. 


630 Van Ness Ave. 


162 5 Pacific Ave. 


Phone Franklin 2772 


PHONES: 




Franklin 1510 C 4760 


"fcXfot" BATTERIES 


High Grade 


Batteries Charged and 


ELECTRIC 


Overhauled 


VEHICLE 


Automobile Wiring 
Electric Accessories 


GARAGE 


Electrobola Head and 


Expert Exclusive 


Side-Lights 


Electrical Vehicle Charging 


Coil Repairing 


and Repairing 



AUTOMOBILES AND TOURISTS' BAGGAGE 

INSURED AOAINST 

Fire, Theft, and Transportation 

While anywhere in United States, Canada, and Europe 

AETNA INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD 

PACIFIC BRANCH— 514 California Street. San Francisco 



Vulcanizing 



PEART & ELKINGTON 



Phone Market 6S70. 



42 Van Neaa Avenue. 



tan Franclaca, Cal. 



Firestone 

TIRES AND DEMOUNTABLE RIMS 
THE FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO. Car. Vu Ness led Faltoa. Saa Fraacnco 



Tips to Automobilists 

(CUT THIS OUT.) 
The Newa Letter recommend, the following garagea, hotela and aupply 
homes. Tourlata will do well to cut this Hat out and keep It aa a guide: 

SAN MATEO COUNTY. 
NORTH OF BELMONT — Cypress Lodge. First-class mixed drinks. 
Bring your lunch baskets and enjoy our little forest Special attention to 
motor parties. CHAS. P. HOWKE, Prop. 

REDWOOD CITY — REDWOOD CITY GARAGE. 701 Mound St, Miller 
Paulsen, Prop. Vulcanizing, gasoline and oils. Complete machine shop. 
Repairs and all work guaranteed. Tel. Black 293. 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY. 

SANTA CLARA.— SANTA CLARA GARAGE. C. F. Fait; B. C. Molitor 

Home of the Marion. Autos for hire. Gasoline and oil, and all kinds of 

sundries and repairs. Phone: S. C. 93. 1049-61 Washington St., Santa 

Clara, Cal. Always ready. 

SAN JOSE — Stop at LETCHER'S New Garage for first-class service. 
We cater to the touring public. Attractive parlors for ladles In connec- 
tion. "Mission Front" garage next to corner of First and St Jamea Sta. 

SAN JOSE.— Lamolle Grill, 36-38 North First street The best French 
dinner In California, 76 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties given 
particular attention. 

SAN JOSE — WALLACE BROS.' GARAGE, Market and St. Jamea 
street 20,000 square feet of floor space. Special accommodations for 
ladies. Repairing, sundries, renting. Fire proof garage. Day and night 
service. Rambler. Oakland and Hupmobile agencies. (See under Stockton.) 

GILROY. — Central Hotel, A. C. Richardson, Prop. Headquarters for au- 
tomobilists. Bar in connection. Newly furnished throughout Telephone 
Main 861. 

GILROY.— FOWLER'S GARAGES (one on North Main street; the other 
near S. P. Depot.) Phones Main 463 and Main 1093. Rent cars at all hours. 
Tires and Sundries In stock; gasoline, oil, repairing, lathe work, vul- 
canizing. Open day and night. 

LOS GATOS.— GEM CITY GARAGE. Automobiles for hire. Auto sup- 
plies; machine and gas-engine work a specialty. Main street rear Lyndon 
Hotel, Los Gatos, Cal. Phone Los Gatos 82. W. H. Main. 

SANTA CRUZ.— Bull's Fire-proof Garage. 269 Pacific avenue. 6 and 7 
passenger autos for hire. Auto sundries and repairing. Phone 269. 

MONTEREY COUNTY. 
SALINAS.— COOPER'S GARAGE. Phillips & Rossi, Props. Phone Main 
56. No. 320 Main street Open day and night. Expert repairing. Supplies 
Gasoline and oils. Two rent cars. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. 
SAN LUIS OBISPO.— CALIFORNIA GARAGE. A. Luchessa, Proprie- 
tor. Dealer In Automobiles and Bicycles. Repairs and supplies. Every- 
thing complete. Building ftie-proof. 879-881 Hlguera St, San Luis 
Obispo, Cal. Phone 789 R. 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. 
SANTA MARIA.— SANTA MARIA GARAGE. W. L. Donnelly. Prop. 
Phones, Main 1861; Home 41. General automobile work; gasoline, oil, 
sundries, tires, etc. All work guaranteed. Night phone Sunset Main 340. 

LOS OLIVOS.— MATTEI'S TAVERN. Felix Mattel, Prop. Finest hunt- 
ing and fishing In season. Headquarters for sportsmen and automobile 
parties. Mountain trout served at meals during season. 

SANTA BARBARA.— MISSION GARAGE. 1221-23 State St. near Arling- 
ton Hotel. E. G. Hayward. Prop. The finest Are proof garage in Southern 
California. Automobile supplies, repair shop. Open day and night 
Phones, Home 2243; Pacific 191. Rent and touring cars. 

LAKE COUNTY. 
LAKEPORT.— LAKEVTEW HOTEL, leading and beat-appointed hotel 
In town. Headquarters for automobile touring parties and commercial 
men. Phone Main 1. Geo. Beebe. Prop.. Lakeport Cal. See him— thafa all. 

LAKEPORT.— LAKEPORT GARAGE. Vulcanising, batteries charged, 
gasoline and lubricants. Flrat-claaa machine work. One block frora 
Poatofflce. F. E. Watklna. Prop Phone Main 621. 



FISK 

TIRES 



•'THE STANDARD 

OF QUALITY" 

Made to fit 
all Style rims 

For Sale by All Dealers 



EASTERN REPAIR CO. 

Telephones: Market 1264 Home S 2631 J. WILLIAMS 

Repairers of AUTO RADIATORS AND LAMPS 

HOODS. FENDERS. DUST PANS MANUFACTURED. 
AND ALL RINDS OF SHEET METAL 



675 GoWea Gate Aveaae. atar Frsaklia 



Saa Fn 



For Sale. — 1910 Winton Automobile. Perfect condition; 

fully equipped. Warner Speedometer; top; glass front; clock; 
tire irons ; trunk rack ; Prest-o-Lite tank ; electric and oQ lamps ; 
two horns — bulb and electric; two tire covers; two extra tires; 
two extra tubes. Address. Owner, 21 Sutter Street. 'Phone 
Kearny 3594. 



36 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 27, 1912. 




INSVKANCEi 




Lm 



Total fire losses in Seattle, both building and contents, for 
1911, were $744,891, as shown by the annual report of Fire 
Marshal Kellogg. Insurance on the property affected was 
$3,373,930. The department responded to 823 alarms during 
the year, of which 228 were false and 145 were of damages 
less than $10. Congressman Jackson has offered the following 
resolution relating to fire insurance companies : "That the Sec- 
retary of Commerce and Labor be directed, acting through the 
Bureau of Corporations, to make a complete investigation of the 
business of foreign and domestic fire insurance corporations in 
the United States, and to gather, compile, publish and supply 
full, complete and useful information concerning the abnormal 
losses of life and property by fire in the United States, the 
proportion such losses of property, insured or uninsured, bears 
to the whole amount of property insured in the United States; 
the rates charged for fire insurance and the means and classi- 
fications employed in fixing the same, the reasonableness there- 
of, and their effect, if any, in causing or preventing such losses, 
and all other facts and information necessary to indicate means 
of preventing such losses of life and property, and restricting 
fire waste in the United States." 

* * * 

The Home Insurance Company of New York makes an ex- 
cellent showing in its annual statement for 1911. The total as- 
sets are $32,146,564.95; the surplus to policyholders, $18,615,- 
440.71; and the surplus over contingencies and all liabilities, 
including capital, $13,815,440.71. The Home Insurance Com- 
pany is the largest fire insurance company, and has a larger 
amount reserved for the exclusive protection of its policy- 
holders than is exhibited by any other company authorized to 
transact the business of fire insurance in this country. During 
1911 its risks, premiums, losses paid and losses incurred in the 
Pacific States were totaled as follows: Risks, $119,330,496; 
premiums, $1,582,853.92; losses paid, $494,844.15; and losses 
incurred, $529,539.82. 

* * * 

According to the report of the New York insurance depart- 
ment, assessment life insurance associations show a rapid de- 
cline. A little over ten years ago there were doing business 
in the State of New York one hundred assessment associations 
with an annual premium income of over thirty million dollars. 
At the present time there are less than thirty assessment asso- 
ciations, with annual premium receipts of less than eight mil- 
lion, a decline of 70 per cent in the number of associations and 
in the amount of premiums. 

* * * 

Sixty-one fire insurance companies retired from business dur- 
ing 1911. Twenty-one of them joined forces with stronger con- 
cerns, but the rest discontinued for lack of funds, loss of confi- 
dence on the part of the general public, or were compelled to 
suspend by the authorities. Of the 61 concerns which had to 
quit, 26 were stock companies, with assets aggregating $16,- 
849,304, and 35 were mutuals, with assets amounting to 
$186,782. 

* * * 

The Premier Indemnity, of San Diego, is making a bid for 
the compensation insurance on that city's employees, under the 
compensation provision of the Roseberry Act, recently adopted 
by the State. The rates quoted by the company to the city on 
each $100 of payroll are : sewerage and drainage, $4.50 ; water 
work department, $3.75; fire department, $7.10; street, $2.25; 
police, $4; engineers, $2.25; blacksmith, $3; clerical, 70 cents, 
and pueblo hands, $3. 

* * * 

Paul M. Nippert, vice-president of the Fidelity and Deposit 
Company, has captured the first prize offered by the Monterey 
and San Francisco Tackle Club for taking the heaviest salmon 
of the season on light tackle. The trophy is a handsome silver 
loving cup, standing two feet high. Colonel Nippert's salmon 
weighed thirty pounds, and was caught off Bolinas. 



The Sacramento Fire Insurance Agents' Association recently 
elected the following named officers at their annual meeting : J. 
A. Blair, president; F. A. West, vice-president; I. C. Nathan, 
treasurer; H. J. Thielan, secretary; executive committee: W. L. 
Reed, C. F. E. Niemann, W. C. Wright, W. A. Mackinder and 
F. J. Heintz. 

* * * 

The companies writing the largest amount of life insurance 
in the United States report marked gains during 1911. The 
New York Life led with $176,344,000 of paid-for business, fol- 
lowed by the Metropolitan Life with $172,000,000, the Mutual 
Life with $140,000,000, the Prudential with $137,000,000, the 
Equitable Life with $125,000,000, and the Northwest Mutual 

Life with $120,000,000. 

* * * 

The Workingmen's Compensation Service and Information 
Bureau is going to introduce in the New York Legislature a bill 
to reduce commissions and other costs of producing business, 
holding that most of the antagonism engendered arises from 
high commissions and brokerages. 

* * • 

L. B. Messier has been appointed director of agencies of the 
San Francisco Life. He succeeds Cathcart Macgurn, who re- 
tires to develop his ranch in Contra Costa County. Charles A. 
Cohen, district manager of the company, has been appointed 
Supervisor of Agencies, and will co-operate with Mr. Messier 
in developing that field. 

* * * 

Albert M. Avery has been appointed ^Superintendent of 
Agencies for the Fidelity Mutual Life, with headquarters in 
San Francisco. The company has drafted a new policy contract 
containing many new features, which will be issued February 1. 

* * * 

General insurance agents Seeley & Company, of Seattle, 
have sued the Pacific Casualty Company for $53,985 damages 
on alleged business injuries received through the cancellation 
of a contract under which the plaintiffs were acting as general 
agents in the State of Washington. 

* » * 

The new tariff schedule on mercantile burglary insurance 
business becomes effective February 1st. The rates have been 
materially advanced on fur, feathers, silk, cutlery and curio 
establishments. 

* • * 

The National Surety Company has abandoned its plan to 
enter the general casualty business. The poor condition ex- 
isting in casualty and liability lines is given as the reason. 




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and California Advertiser 



37 



Telegraphic advices received by the Pacific Department of 
the Equitable Fire and Marine Company of Providence repori 
an increase in surplus for the 1912 statement of over $100,000, 
making the surplus to policyholders now in excess of $600,000, 
and placing the old Equitable (incorporated 1859) amongst the 
solid financial institutions of the country insurancewise. The 
Equitable is now controlled by the Phoenix of Hartford, and 

its financial standing is second to none. 

* * * 

The stockholders of the Connecticut General Life will vote 
on a prooosition at the meeting on February 5th to increase its 
capital stock of $300,000 by another $100,000, and enter the 

accident field. 

* * * 

The Hartford Life has been granted a Washington license, 
and has appointed General Agent E. R. Weed, of Seattle, as 

Superintendent of Agents. 

* * * 

Bills have been introduced in the South Carolina Legislature 
requiring that fifty per cent of life insurance reserves on busi- 
ness in the State be invested in South Carolina securities. 

* • « 

The officers and agency directors of the New York Life held 

their annual conference at Augusta, Ga., last week. 

* * * 

The net premiums of the Pacific Surety Company in Califor- 
nia last year were $223,213. 

* * * 

The Standard Accident has established a publicity depart- 
ment. 

* * * 

John F. Roache, a well known consulting New York actuary, 

is making a tour of the Pacific Coast. 

* * * 

John J. Moore, Jr., has left on a pleasure tour of Japan. 

* * * 

The Pacific Mutual Life, of Los Angeles, is being examined 

by the California Insurance Department. 

* * * 

L. Seton Lindsay, formerly agency director of the New York 
Life in Oakland, and later at Seattle, has just been appointed 

Superintendent of agencies for the company. 

* * • 

Fred S. Knight, a well-known stock and bond broker, and 
popular in club circles, has become associated with W. C. 

Leavitt, local manager of the Union Mutual Life. 

* • * 

The Western National Fire Insurance Company of Sacra- 
mento, has applied to the California Insurance Department for 
a license to engage in writing fire insurance. 

The Associated Underwriters will move their offices on Feb- 
ruary 1st to the Academy Building, 374 Pine street. 

A. N. Macdonald has been appointed Oakland representative 
of the New York California Underwriters. 



Republic and Dominion 

Fire and Marine Insurance Company 



Chartered under the laws of the State of 

Minnesota. 

Authoriied Capital Slock $3,000,000.00 
Home Office: 




Plymouth Building 



Minneapolis. Minn. 



PRATT AND GRIGSBY 

Financial Underwriters 

Stock being rapidly placed in the WESTERN 

STATES and CANADA 



The Home Insurance Company, New York 



Organised 1853. 



Cash Capital. S3.000.000 



Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners 
anywhere In United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss 
by Are. Automobile Insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental Income by 
fire. 

H. L. ROPP. General Agent. J. J. SHEAHAN. Ass't General Agent 

124 Isnsome Street, San Francisco, Cal. 



SAN FRANCISCO LIFE 

INSURANCE COMPANY 

HOME OFFICE: 57 POST STREET, 7th Floor 
San Francisco 

JOHN A. KOSTER. President 

THE BEST POLICIES ON EARTH TO SELL 

THE BEST MEN WANTED TO SELL THEM 

THE BEST CONTRACTS TO THE BEST MEN 

SEE OUR LIST OF STOCKHOLDERS 

Address the Company 
L. B. MESSLER, j* *st. General Manage! and Director of Agencies 



Fire Marine Automobile 

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 



Capital $1,500,000 



Assets $8,150,000 



California and Sansome Streets, 
San Francisco, California. 



Capital, $400,000 



Assets, Over a Million 



Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

OF CALIFORNIA 
(Best In the West.) 

Employers' Liability. General Liability, Teams, Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels. Automobile, Burglary. Plato Glass Accident and Health 
insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

Officers — Edmund F. Green, President; Marshal A. Frank, Vice-Presi- 
dent; Joy Llchtensteln, Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurer; F. P. 
Deerlng. Counsel. t 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building. San Francisco. Marshal 
A. Frank Company, General Agents for California, 416 Montgomery St, 
San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

Of Hartford. Established 1850. 

Capital 11,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders S, 060,063 

Total Assets 7,478,446 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 
Benjamin J. Smith, Manager. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. 

OF LIVERPOOL 

Capital $6,700,000 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE d. CO., Agents. 
350 California Street San Francisco 

The Wesl Coasl: Life Insurance Co. 

SAN FRANXI3CO. CAL. 



A strong, well-managed Institution; organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California, Its policy forms are clear and explicit and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 

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January 27, 1912. 



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Affairs in Europe apparently re- 
Affairs in Europe. main in statu quo, but the air is 

everywhere burdened with rumors 
of war, new alliances and disrupted alliances. It is pretty 
certain that the Triple Aliance has nothing left but its name, 
which is meaningless. Practically all international agreements 
and alliances are shaky. Much, if not all, of the unrest grows 
out of the uncertainty attending Russia's policy in the Far 
East, and what the outcome of the Turko-Italian war is likely 
to be. At first it was supposed that Italy would make short 
work of the Turks in the province of Tripoli, but it seems the 
Turks have unexpected military strength and solidity of public 
sentiment throughout the empire concerning Italy. Undoubtedly 
the government will continue to have the full support of the 
people if it does not sue for peace. Public sentiment demands 
that the war be waged until Italy is defeated and driven out of 
Turkish territory. In a large degree the backbone of Turkey 
is stiffened by the knowledge that Austria is divided concerning 
Italy. A large following of Austria's heir apparent and the 
chief of the army staff insist on a strong military policy against 
Italy, and the abrogation ot the Triple Alliance. All this is 
calculated to strengthen Turkey at home and abroad. Salonika, 
the birthplace of the Young Turks' political organization, has 
given birth to a new political party whose avowed policy is 
to support the Sultan in everything he may do to crush Italy 
From this it would appear that Italy was premature in an- 
nouncing that the Sublime Porte was getting ready to send en- 
voys to Rome to propose the abandonment of Tripoli by the 
Turks on the payment of a large sum of money to Italy. Ap- 
parently the Turks are determined to continue the war until 
Italy is vanquished. At all events, the government of Tur- 
key is not at all inclined to make or receive peace overtures 
at this time. 

Turkish diplomacy, which is always tricky, far-sighted and 
able, is said to be negotiating with Russia for a "new under- 
standing," to include what may turn out to be an alliance, 
and the shrewdness of Turkish diplomacy is here seen at its 
best. Rumor has it that the Sultan has agreed to withdraw 
his troops from the frontiei of Persia and permit the Czar to 
have a free hand in that country, and also open the Darda- 
nelles to Russian warships going to and from the Black Sea, 
besides giving Russia the good-will and moral support of the 
faithful of every country by a proclamation to that effect to 
Mohammedans the world over, which means millions of the 
Czar's subjects in Asia and Siberia; for all this, and in con- 
sideration of Turkey's liberality, Russia is to become Turkey's 
principal ally as against all comers, especially against Italy. 
Naturally, this rumor of a Turkish-Russian alliance to appeal 
to Islam the world over is causing considerable comment in the 
capitals of Europe. Thus the air of Europe is full of war 
rumors, but no wars materialize, and rumors of new and dan- 
gerous secret international treaties and agreements fly every- 
where, but nothing substantial comes of them, but there is 
smoke all over, which indicates that fire is not far off. 

Russian troops from her Manchurian army go across the 

border into Mongolia, which is the first step toward taking for- 
mal possession of that Chinese province, but the movement is 
taking capitalists of England, France, Germany and America 
by the ears, for in connection with the movement of troops 
comes Russia's proposal to surrender Manchuria to Japan for 
Japan's moral support of the Mongolia invasion, and the capi- 
talists mentioned want to know who is to stand sponsor with 
Japan for the millions of money that have found investment in 
Manchuria. The money was invested on the supposition that 
Russia was Japan's partner, and both were bound to protect it, 
but if Russia surrenders to Japan her authority and responsi- 
bility in Manchuria, the security will be depreciated by one- 
half. Europe and Asia are tumbling about on a troubled sea, 
with disastrous storms brewing at every point of the compass. 



January 27, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



39 



China continues in the clouds of uncertainty. The note 

from the Czar demanding that the government of China offi- 
cially recognize the independence of Mongolia and Russia's 
right to supervise that territory's domestic concerns, has not 
been replied to, but meanwhile Russia continues to take posses- 
sion with armed forces. The Manchu royal family seem to be 
in no hurry to abdicate formally; the Dowager Empress has a 
way of postponing the final decree. Meanwhile Premier Yuan 
is evidently waiting for the Republican leaders to begin quar- 
reling and disrupt their plans, thus making it easier for the 
national convention to decide upon a form of government for 
the nation. It transpires that such revolutionists as are under 
arms are given to highway robbery and murder, as are the 
Manchus. In fact, both sides have developed a mania for 
plundering and killing. The weakest spot in the new republic 
is its pressing need of ready cash, and the next weakest is that 
President Sun Yat Sen deems it necessary to begin his republi- 
can form of government with a military dictatorship and mar- 
tial law. Yuan is taking advantage of that fact to show the 
masses how much more tyrannical the republic is than even the 
Manchu family ever was. And there is no doubt that the 
minds of the people are being greatly influenced by his judg- 
ment. But the partition of China goes bravely on, and Russia, 
with Mongolia and Turkestan, and Japan with Manchuria, have 
set a pace that is likely to completely change the map of the 
Oriental nations. The purpose of the new republic to disen- 
francise millions of natives who are not in sympathy with the 
revolutionists, and the want of evidence of the stability of the 
republic have so aroused the powers that they have practically 
agreed upon intervention to save China from anarchy and self- 
destruction. It is clear that the nation and the people are going 
from bad to worse, with no definite political purpose in mind. 

The Austrian budget provides for an increase in the pub- 
lic debt of $100,000,000 monthly for new warships and for the 
army. An additional expenditure of $90,000,000 is to be pro- 
vided for in the near future. Taxes are to be increased to meet 
the interest charges of the new debt. 

President Sun says he expects an era of unparalleled 

prosperity for China, but he does not suggest what the pros- 
perity will consist of, but very likely he means the undertaking 
industry. 

The Holland-American Steamship Company of Amster- 
dam is contemplating a line of ships between points in the 
Netherlands and Pacific Ocean ports via the Panama Canal. 

The republic of China is to be a strong military govern- 
ment for three years, after which it will pass to a civil gov- 
ernment — if the people are ready for a civil administration. 

-Germany is charged with being in a conspiracy with 



BANKING 



Spain to found a great empire in Africa, to include the prov- 
inces of Portugal and the Kongo country. 

The grand lodge of Freemasons of England proposes to 

ask for contributions of sixpences to the number of 10,000,000 
wherewith to erect a great Masonic temple. 

_ Experts in international law agree that Turkey has the 

right to supply her subjects in Tripoli with arms and ammuni- 
tion if she sends them via Tunis. 

The German budget sets apart about 60,000,000 marks 

for home defense. Possibly the new French cabinet is the 
cause of the scare. 

The new Turkish party, the "Liberty and Concord 

Party," is rapidly crowding the Young Turks out of the political 
arena. 

The Ottoman empire is showing added political strength 

and a greatiy improved credit in the bond markets of Berlin and 
Paris. 

The republics of Brazil and Argentina are arranging 

for a steamship line to the Pacific Coast "of North America. 

Motion pictures to illustrate the subject of lessons have 

been officially adopted by the London school board. 

There is apprehension that the new French cabinet will 

reopen the Moroccan question with Germany. 

Air carriages and bullet-proof monoplanes are the latest 

achievement of the British War Office.. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

Puid-Up Capitol 94,000,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 91,000.000 
Total He sources 940,000.000 



OFFICERS; 


HERBERT FLEISHHACKER President 


SIO. GREENEBAUM Cba 


nii.'iii of the Board 


JOS. FRIEDLiNDER 


Vice-President 


C. F. HUNT 


Vice-President 


R. ALTSCHUL 


Cashier 


C. R. PARKER 


Assistant Cnshior 


1VM B, HIGH 


Assistant Cashier 


H. CHOYHSKt 


Assistant Cuihier 


Q. R. BURDICK 


Assistant Cashier 


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Secretary 



THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 



HIAD OFFICE. TORONTO 

SIR EDMUND WALKER C V. 0.. LL. D.. D. C. L. 
President 



ALEXANDER LAIRD 



General Manlier 



ESTABLISHED 1867 

Paid-up Capital, $11,000,000 
Reserve Fund, 9,000,000 



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The new Travellers' Cheques recently Issued by this Bank are a most 
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The cheques and all Information regarding them may be obtained at 
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The German Savings and Loan Society 

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January 27, 1912. 




Hotel 
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Hotel Westminster 

LOS ANGELES, CAL. Fourth and Main Sts. 

American Plan Reopened. 

Ratea per day, $2.50, rooms without bath 
Rooms with bath, $3, $3.50 and $4. 

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Hotel Sacramento 

SACRAMENTO, CALA. 

Elegant new flre-proof cone\rudtion. Service aa perfect aa 
expert management can produce. 

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Instrumental concerts at luncheon, shopping hours, dinner and after- 
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ANNUAL MEETING. 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 
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other business as may come before the meeting. 

CHARLES C. GARDNER, Secretary. 
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Dated— January 3, 1912. 





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AUTO SALES COMPANY, DISTRIBUTORS 

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Vol. Lxxxm 



San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, February 3, 1912 



No. 5 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott, 21 Sutter street, San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Kearny 3594. 
Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

New York Office — -(where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy, representative. 

London Office — 30 Cornhill, E. C, England. George Street & Co. 

All social items, announcements, mining, commercial and financial 
news notes, advertisements, or other matter intended for publication in 
the current number of the SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 
CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, should be sent to the office not later than 
Thursday morning. 

Every year is leap year in the good old game of politics. 

Hearst is the first to open headquarters at Baltimore. 

That is about all he will open except his ready checkbook. 

A striking characteristic of the State Board of Control 

would appear to be inability to control its tongue or its tem- 
per. 

Up in Healdsburg a lady has just celebrated the 102d 

anniversary of her birth. Level up, Southern California, level 
up! 

After all, there is hope for the Chinese republic. We 

are informed that local Mongolians are doing the "Texas 
Tommy." 

Those American "immortals" are about to organize. 

Like enough, they will close the membership roll as their first 
official act. 

In gunning for amorous chauffeurs and errant wives, one 

should carefully select a driver who does not himself carry 
deadly weapons. 

Police Chief White refuses to be painted black, even 

for the purposes of that overdue and highly necessary munici- 
pal cleaning up. 

They are planting gum trees down around Stanford 

University. Having in mind the interests of the fair co-ed., let 
us ask: Are they chewing-gum trees? 

La toilette will remain in the presidential race even if 

there should be nobody besides Governor Johnson of Califor- 
nia to coach and cheer him while he runs. 

Twenty million dollars' worth of American automobiles 

were exported last year. Next year we'll be selling Europe 
aeroplanes that will plane without upsetting. 

A Swedish soldier is reported to be getting along quite 

comfortably with only half a brain. Lots of people seem to 
be able to do likewise without any brain at all. 

In New York they have sent a dancehall man to jail for 

permitting the kind of dance that is now so interesting to 
society in the performance and to the newspapers in descrip- 
tion. It will take that wave just about one year to roll this 
far West. 

State officials and employees who may have gone wrong 

and fear exposure are invited to step around to the Capitol and 
reserve accommodations for immunity baths. Towels and soap 
furnished! Bring latest photographs for the press bureau, 
room 42. 



So Gallagher goes as secretary of the Labor Council. 

Very well ; let Gallagher go. 

Brother Watterson is uncommonly busy signing up cer- 
tificates of membership in the Democratic Ananias Club. 

If the Board of Works has done anything right, effec- 
tively or honestly in the last two years, the public which foots 
the bills would like to know what that thing is. 

It will take something more than fellow-unionist Galla- 
gher's fiery tribute to convince the electorate that Commis- 
sioner Casey in any way resembles Mrs. Caesar. 

Don't any of you dare to look cross-eyed at the Board of 

Control, or else you'll be charged with lese majeste toward His 
Greatness and Goodness, Emperor Hiram the First. 

Gasoline, champagne, tears and blood — these were the 

chief liquid ingredients of the shabby, sordid, shameful trag- 
edy that has cost a man's life and a woman's reputation. 

Mrs. Belmont says — and she has the money to make her 

saying good — that she will start a woman's newspaper. Here's 
our application for a job as editor of the "Column for Men." 

If the Los Angeles indictment sticks, perhaps we shall 

soon learn the secret of Darrow's phenomenal and boasted suc- 
cess in winning criminal labor cases, no matter how difficult. 

Publisher Collier announces his intention to "soar over 

the Isthmus of Panama." Behold him, then, aeroplaning his 
leisurely way above the ditch with a muckrake clutched in 
either hand. 

Lawyer Darrow's accounting to labor for the McNa- 

mara defense fund may now be made in court and under oath, 
if the gifted defender of unionist dynamiters cares to take the 
stand in his own behalf. 

Now when the Navy has its wireless 'phone in working 

order, any Navy wife can find out for herself some of the things 
that contribute to domestic peace. Just ring up the ship, and 
have him answer in person. 

The bachelor son of the world's richest woman is in our 

midst, and is frank to say that he is looking for a wife. He 
has a lawyer with him, but he would better have a bodyguard 
and a purseguard as well. 

Guessing what the Sphinx of Sagamore Hill will say 

about it all has entirely superseded popular speculation on the 
number of Lillian Russell's possible marriages, the correct age 
of Ann, or who wrote those Shakespeare plays. 

It's a sorry tale that comes out of the welter of the Napa 

Asylum scandal, but a high-minded State administration is not 
interested, it seems, any further than the annexing of a few 
more jobs wherewith to pay its pressing political debts. 

Philadelphia hangs on to that Liberty Bell with an obsti- 
nacy which suggests the manners and instincts of the animal 
which provides the chief ingredient of Philadelphia's favorite 
dish, scrapple. 




E/DITORIAD COMMENT 



Mayor Rolph, it appears, wants to 
The Finance Committee's get at the facts of city govern- 
Investigation. ment and city finance. He is get- 

ting at them — and finding some 
sickening messes in his search. Nowhere down the long record 
of money wasted will he find anything nastier than the Hetch- 
Hetchy affair. 

In truth, it is no longer the Hetch-Hetchy affair or project or 
scheme ; it is and it ought to be called the Hetch-Hetchy scan- 
dal. It reeks of incompetency and the grossest extravagance; 
it begins to stink of downright fraud. 

There are signs that the Mayor's keen business nostrils and 
those of the men who are helping him to clean up the cesspools 
of municipal slime have caught a whiff of the Hetch-Hetchy 
stench, and it is not thinkable that this big rottenness will be 
let alone while smaller evils are opened up and cured. 

One of the Mayor's ringing inaugural declarations was that 
abundant, pure and cheap water was a prime necessity of our 
municipal existence. When he pries the lid off the Hetch- 
Hetchy scandal he will find that no such water supply will be 
obtainable from the Phelan-Manson-Long source at the head- 
waters of the Tuolumne river — not, certainly, within the means 
or the lives of the present generation of San Franciscans, and 
not even if the government were to give us outright title to 
property for which we now have only a revocable permit, most 
insecurely held. 

A few days ago, when the finance committee of the Board 
of Supervisors began publicly to look into the city's situation, 
the explanations of City Engineer Manson about the enormous 
excesses of the auxiliary fire system costs over his own esti- 
mates excited the Mayor's curiosity — possibly his suspicions. 
It was a sorry, almost a pitiful figure that Manson cut. 

The explanation of why the fire system had already run $200,- 

000 over the estimate and probably would go $800,000 were 
voluble, profuse. The Mayor listened patiently. Finally he 
took a hand in the questioning. 

"In making your original $5,200,000 estimate, didn't you fig- 
ure liberally and tell the people you would have something to 
spare?" asked Mr. Rolph. 

The City Engineer collapsed like a wet paper bag. He 
mopped his brow and managed to reply: "I don't remember, but 

1 may have said something as a result of enthusiasm that 
wouldn't work out in practice." 

"Enthusiasm that wouldn't work out in practice!" There's 
a fine phrase to come new-coined from the lips of a man of high 
professional claims, a man who commits the city to expendi- 
tures running far into the millions. 

But the Mayor bored in without mercy. "How," he asked, 
after he had had enough of the high pressure muddle, "were 
your Hetch-Hetchy estimates made ? Do you think those esti- 
mates of 1908 will stand to-day as final estimates of the cost of 
the system?" 

"I will be able to give you that soon," said Manson. "Those 
estimates are now being revised. There will be some big differ- 
ences — some savings on steel and machinery, probably, and 
some big increases on the estimates for the cost of labor." 




There was plenty more of the 
Explanations same sort of thing, but these 

Now in Order. samples will suffice. It does not 

need th<? services of a clair- 
voyant to predict that Mr. Manson will have some more ex- 
plaining to do. He certainly will, if the Mayor means to go into 



the big as well as the little scandals, if he means to help the 
city along toward an adequate water supply — and the News Let- 
ter fully believes that Mr. Rolph does mean just those things. 
And there will be others explaining, among them that astute 
and adroit gentleman, Mr. City and County Attorney Long. He 
has backed up Manson every step of the way, approved all the 
delays in doing anything, and all the avoidance of delays in 
spending the public money. Indeed, he has been a cheerful 
little helper in the spending game. 

The figures of the Hetch-Hetchy scandal measured up against 
the facts are shocking. Down to date, including the further 
$15,000 asked by Manson for more of his "investigations," and 
reluctantly allowed by the Supervisors, the Hetch-Hetchy scan- 
dal cost $1,531,718.31. More than a million and a half for vir- 
tually, practically, actually nothing! 

Most of this great sum has gone for the purchase of lands 
and water rights merely auxiliary to the Hetch-Hetchy source. 
Ham Hall and his associates, lurking in the brush behind him, 
took away $1,052,000 of this. At least one may charitably sup- 
pose that they got and kept it all, that the price the city paid 
was net to the vendors. Here, in any event, was another case 
of "enthusiasm that wouldn't work out in practice." 

But the significant figures in the record are those which show 
the money steadily poured out of the treasury for water source 
examinations, legal and physical, which are now admittedly 
worthless, or nearly so. Since Citizen — then Mayor — Phelan 
found and unloaded on a grateful city this Hetch-Hetchy myth, 
$291,277.74 has been drawn by the Board of Public Works, the 
City Engineer and the City and County Attorney — nearly three 
hundred thousand dollars — for research work and incidental 
expense of an entirely preliminary character. And yet for 
close on two years the government has been waiting to hear 
from Messrs. Manson and Long some reason why the city 
should not give up its claim under the permit to the Hetch- 
Hetchy portion of the rights covered by the permit. 

It was on February 25, 1910, that the Secretary of the Interior 
ordered a hearing in this city as to this matter, setting it for 
May 25th. On that date the city's representatives asked the 
army board for more time. Ever since they have been asking 
the government for more time and the city for more money. 
Even now they are not ready. Manson and Long want a further 
postponement from March until June. 

When Manson asked for the last lump of $15,000, Chairman 
McCarthy of the finance committee remarked that "it looked 
bad." He might have gone further and said that it sounded, 
smelled and was bad. The Mayor wanted to know if the re- 
quest had the sanction of the City Attorney. Of course it had. 
Others of the board were equally dubious, including Mr. Mc- 
Leran, who said he had noticed when on the ground that "the 
hillsides were white with stakes set by the city surveyors." 

The Mayor is urged, in the name of common decency, to ap- 
ply the probe to this scandal- — to find out what has become of 
the money; to find out how far Manson is wrong in his Hetch- 
Hetchy estimates ; to get at the bottom of the Ham Hall grab. 
He will learn some things that will shock not only him but the 
entire community. 



Secretary Hitchcock of the Postoffice Department is re- 
ported to be tired of his $25,000 a year job at Washington. 
Here's a chance for Casey and the other incompetents of the 
late administration who will soon be out hunting the streets for 
new berths. 



February 3, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



All the resources and strength labor- 
The Darrow ism and socialism can muster be- 

Indictment. tween them, plus the contributed 

force of red-eyed, red-flag anarch- 
ism, will be brought to bear for Clarence Darrow's defense. He 
is, for one thing, too valuable to the criminal element that af- 
flicts organized labor, and is harbored by socialism. For an- 
other thing he is too close to the responsible heads of the labor 
movement toward whom the course of prosecution is slowly yet 
steadily moving. If Darrow can be landed in prison for jury- 
fixing, who of the inner councils in which the McNamaras 
moved may count himself safe ? 

It appears from the press reports that Darrow was expecting 
indictment, that he began to make arrangements for his own 
defense soon after the McNamaras were sent to San Quentin. 
To the outside observer it would seem that he needed only to 
know whether or not Franklin, the caught briber, was going to 
"stand up." The signs multiplying that Franklin was going to 
protect himself, Darrow got ready for his own trouble — and it 
arrived as scheduled. 

The organs of anarchy are full of glowing testimonials to the 
ability of Darrow. Undoubtedly he is a consummate master of 
the arts of the jury advocate. He has the false philosophy of 
the socialist-labor crew down pat. His mind and tongue are 
quick and fulF of the gospel of discontent, of capital-hating 
unrest. His successes in the most desperate cases of lawless 
laborism at bay have been remarkable. 

Now, however, there begins to be doubt about Darrow's 
methods in other such affairs as that at Los Angeles. Always 
he has had plenty of money in his big legal fights. Usually he 
has had sole control of its expenditure. Accounting, if any, has 
never been a matter of publicity or of scrutiny by any unfriendly 
eye. Here was the situation in the dynamite cases : Labor put a 
huge fund into Darrow's hands. Nobody else could touch a 
dollar of it without his order or knowledge. Jurors were either 
caught with considerable sums ot money known to have been 
handed to them by men in Darrow's employ or else volunteered 
information that they had been approached, and then helped to 
trap the bribers. It was these disclosures and the certainty that 
the jury could not be fixed that moved the McNamaras to ad- 
mit their guilt. Now the caught bribers, or some of them, begin 
to "come through," and Darrow is promptly indicted. It all 
seems logical and straight enough. The chain looks complete. 
But how shall Darrow be saved? There are two ways. One 
is to do some more jury-bribing — and who will take up that task 
under circumstances even more difficult than those which Dar- 
row himself faced? The other is to upset the government of 
Los Angeles County and put out of office the kind of men who 
have been handling these prosecutions. That was tried lately 
in the interest ot another of the McNamaras' counsel and it 
failed utterly. 

Gratifyingly in line with the preach- 
Physicai Deveiopment. ments occasionally made from this 

pulpit are the declarations of Pro- 
fessor Walter Magee, physical director of the University of 
California. He puts it flatly and patly when he says that the 
conditions are appalling, and that they are due to lack of proper 
culture and development of the bodies of girls and boys in the 
public schools of the State. 

Professor Magee is not talking theory nor dealing with ran- 
dom facts. His evidence is gathered from careful examination 
of the students who go up to the university from the California 
high schools, most of them being the product originally of our 
grammar schools. He finds very many of the women entrants 
physically defective — so much so that they cannot take ordinary 



gymnasium work. Of the men entrants, those who have had 
any physical development have been harmed by it more often 
than they have been helped. 

The statistics presented by this authority are, indeed, likely to 
give educators grave concern. Out of 438 women entrants last 
term more than 20 per cent, and of 6S8 men entrants more than 
10 per cent were not fit for regular exercise. Read this : 

"Out of 411 special cases of women students we discovered 
442 defects. Of these there were 29 cases of enlarged glands of 
the neck, 242 curvatures of the spine, and 171 broken arches of 
the instep, or 'flat feet.' " 

Among the men students were found an alarming percentage 
of ruptures, sprains, contusions and heart difficulties, most of 
which might have been reduced, if not wholly corrected, by 
proper physical treatment in the secondary school period. 

The trouble, as Professor Magee finds, lies in the fact that 
only one high school in the State — Oakland High — has the 
proper physical apparatus and competent instruction, and that 
only in the girls' department. San Francisco he declares to be 
in the most deplorable condition of all in spite of its relatively 
greater need for physical instruction. 

Here is work for the school boards and for the State authori- 
ties in matters educational. It is not of much use to the com- 
munity to turn out upon it girls and boys with minds more or less 
trained if their bodies are deformed, feeble, unsound, liable 
to any disease they encounter. Unless education is made to de- 
velop both body and mind, we would be better off with much 
less education than is now provided for the youth of the State. 

SB- 
Leap Year and a wife-hunting multi- 
Love and Finance. millionaire bachelor in town — a 

mature bachelor without any of 
those Pittsburg pasts ; a bachelor seeking not pulchritude of face 
nor shapely symmetry of understanding; a plain, sensible citi- 
zen, willing, even anxious, to share name and estate with a ditto 
citizeness, Western domestic type preferred. Perhaps San 
Francisco is not the real Cupidville for the moment! 

It testifies to the innate modesty of our citizenessry — or to a 
prevalent scarcity of old maids or willing-to-try-it-again widows 
— that the first day's mail after arrival and announcement 
brought Colonel Green only nine proposals. 

Or possibly the ladies are not quite sure about the gallant and 
gilded colonel. Maybe they suspect him of taking after his 
mother, who, respected lady though she be, is reputed to be 
able to get and stay closer to a dollar than anybody that ever 
wore skirts. Her genius for the kind of finance which holds 
that money is better for any purpose than spending it is a house- 
hold word. As to clothes, she is more than peculiar. Contem- 
porary report describes Mrs. Hetty Green as wearing the same 
garments year in and year out. and ascribes to her a profound 
aversion to squandering any of her hard-saved wealth on car- 
fare or similar luxuries. Yes, there may be feminine suspicions 
concerning the colonel and heredity. 

But let us look on the brighter side. Colonel Green is heir to 
an estate of not less than $100,000,000. By the time he gets it, 
the figure may be twice that. And, besides, he is unspoiled by 
wealth. Most' of what he actually and presently enjoys he has 
earned himself — earned it out in breezy, broad-brimmed Texas. 
He is not at all for show girls and lobster ladies. He seeks 
for his mating a real woman with something more than a vague 
suspicion which one of those little jiggers you turn to make a 
gas stove perform its pleasing function. 

The colonel is, after ali, some matrimonial prize. Some wo- 
man is going to land him. Any woman might. Let any hus- 
bandless lady hunt up the ink bottle. A two-cent stamp isn't 
much to risk for such a stake. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 3, 1912. 



The proposed Civic Center and the 
San Francisco Leading, elaborate plans for the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition are giving San 
Francisco fame in all lands, for they are pretty generally in- 
terpreted to mean that the city is destined to become a mighty 
industrial and commercial center, perhaps at the expense of 
political ambitions. Both of these events will have far-reach- 
ing educational effects along political as well as along the 
lines of the possibilities of municipal betterment and advance- 
ment toward the ideal in urban government. And it is ac- 
cepted everywhere that the incentive for this long stride to 
higher levels of decorative art and political righteousness is 
traceable to the emphatic pronouncement of the people of San 
Francisco for an administration of the public concerns of the 
municipality that shall be above and beyond the reach of the 
influence of personal advantage and political ambition. All 
hands now know that, at least for four years, the welfare of 
San Francisco will be considered as a strictly business propo- 
sition. This gives courage to the uplifters of the urban popu- 
lation to expand theii enterprises, and to outside capital to 
seek investment openings here in public utilities and in private 
as well as in corporate enterprises. 

San Francisco is digging deep whereon to lay the founda- 
tion of her future greatness in art, education and municipal 
cleanliness, and from the new citadel of the re-established 
municipality one may already see industrial and commercial 
strength and prosperity of the kind that endures. The city 
now has an administration, though in a sense political, which is 
or may be called a reflex of the things that are to come, when 
the civic center and the exposition site will give in reality 
a typical characterization of the stability of character and 
the moral force of the people behind them, which will continue 
to grow in all the ways of municipal advancement and make 
for a higher standard of citizenship. 

But the influence of San Francisco's spirit of progress and 
liberality is the thing that is telling in other cities, and is not 
to be overlooked. Nearly all the larger cities of the United 
States are becoming imbued with the spirit of San Francisco's 
policy of beautification, and of subordinating municipal politics 
to cleanliness in official conduct, and no doubt the departure 
from the old ways will mpke a deep impression on the minds of 
those from foreign countries who will visit San Francisco in 
1915. Thus San Francisco is not building in vain, especially 
in eliminating practical politics and substituting industrial ex- 
panson and a world-wide commerce for personal political am- 
bition. That is to say, the municipal administration of San 
Francisco now conforms to the ethics and integrity of sound busi- 
ness principles, which is education of a kind that the cities of 
America and all other nations might well profit by, especially in 
that industrial and business expansion may become the domin- 
ating effort of the people. "Behold what a great matter a little 
fire kindleth!" The fire of San Francisco's enthusiasm for bet- 
ter and cleaner conditions or municipal existence is spreading, 
and igniting resolves everywhere to right municipal wrongs 
and elevate the moral tone of the people. 

W 
Were it not that nearly all the more 
Progressives' Program, prominent insurgents and progres- 
sives are avowed candidates for 
political preferment, they might coalesce the factions and form 
a substantial political organization, at least strong enough to 
hold the balance of power in the national conventions, and in a 
measure dictate the nominations. But their strength lies in 
their weakness. That is to say, their ambition seems to domi- 
nate them, and their determination to "play a lone hand" is a 
weakness that invariably turns possible victory into certain de- 



feat. The weakest spot in the movement is, that hostility to 
corporations and capital is the political stock in trade of every- 
one of them, and long before the convening of the nominating 
conventions they are likely to be made to realize that the public 
is averse to a proclaimed war upon their public utilities and 
industries, whether they are in the hands of corporations or 
private individuals. It is a serious matter to organize hostility 
to the very agencies that make agriculture, commerce and in- 
dustries possible and profitable. War upon the railways and 
upon employed foreign capital in California would be like 
killing the goose that lays golden eggs for the people. It is the 
sentiment in California that corporations should be under gov- 
ernmental supervision and regulation, not to destroy them, but 
to increase their efficiency as servers of the public. It is unfor- 
tunately true in California that the progressives hope to cir- 
cumscribe foreign investments in public utilities by such hostile 
legislation as will make their operation one of subserviency 
to political influence, which would eventually result in driving 
capital to seek other fields for employment. It may be put 
down as an indisputable fact that the progressives of Califor- 
nia are hostile to capital that is employed in the development 
of the material welfare of the State, nor do they hesitate to 
ask the people to aid them in securing the control of the national 
government. 

However, the weakness of the movement just mentioned is 
sure to cause their utter discomfiture when they come before 
the people of the nation for indorsement. Handicapping capital 
in honest employment would be almost as fatal to California 
as destroying the fertility of the soil or the salubriousness of 
the climate, and be he a progressive or what not, he is the peo- 
ple's and the State's enemy, if he would conspire to do either. 
Nevertheless, the fact remains that the program of the pro- 
gressives is not arranged to build up, but to tear down the arti- 
ficial agencies that are constantly advertising the fertility of 
the soil of California and the salubriousness of the climate. 

It was specially thoughtful of the daily papers to pub- 
lish descriptive sentences with the names of each of the forty 
immortals proposed for the new American Institute, else the 
ordinary reader might have thought it was a section of the 
names from last year's delinquent tax list. 

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Peek-a-boo sstronomers have discovered that several 

new canals have been constructed on Mars since Uncle Sam 
began making the dirt fly at Panama. More power to the elbow 
grease at Panama, and less efficiency to the egg-nog breakfast 
food served those astronomers. 



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"Hear the Crier? Who the devil art thou?" 
Investigation has just disclosed that Princeton gradu- 
ates are able to average only six dollars a week in earning 
capacity during the first year of their plunge into a livelihood. 
Harvard graduates do a little better — strong indication that 
those institutions are falling back in the commercial stride of 
the world in their aim to create a high potential of mental 
possibility, rather than actual attainment. But they have their 
compensation in standing A 1 in the athletic Bradstreet, for 
their prestige in turning out the best gridiron heroes annually 
is productive of pages of publicity and fat endowments which 
drop as the gentle dew from heaven through the ex-check 
books of elderly loyal grads. 

Now what do you think of that? High-brow scientists 

have just discovered that Spring, gentle Spring, the merry, 
merry ring time, is brought about by billions of microbes get- 
ting busy at that season in the manufacture of nitrogen for the 
plant world, and that the warm and encouraging sun has noth- 
ing to do with the case, except to look on and claim all the 
credit. And here the cackling poets of centuries have been 
collecting charges by the feet for the miles and miles of lays 
and things they have been turning out on Spring, rosey, poesy 
Spring. There's only one thing to do with the mess : put it up 
to the Rolph administration to investigate. 

Siskiyou has sounded a generous and practical note in 

the building of the $18,000,000 "good roads" through the State 
by offering to build the bridges and donate the land for the 
highway within its own borders. Get in line, the rest of you 
counties, and do likewise, for only by this plan can the money 
in sight be made to cover the immense improvements in view. 
California's roadway will furnish one of the most beautiful 
panoramic drives in the world, and will annually draw visi- 
tors to the State who will in a few years pay for the highway. 

The yellow press of the nation sent up a paean of tri- 
umph this week because an American girl was made a German 
peeress through the elevation of her husband to the House of 
Lords. The triumph is completely punctured with the illumi- 
nating light that her father is an American brewer. Emperor 
William may be a piker in diplomacy, war, writing poetry and 
picking prize winners at baby contests, but when it comes to 
standing in with the men who brew the best beer, he's a real, 
live, up-to-date, hustling emperor. 

That aspiring drug store burglar who, having pocketed 

the fat contents of the till, tapped a shelf bottle with golden- 
looking fluid and bearing a label covered with hieroglyphics 
which seemed to spell whisky, certainly went to sleep on his 
job. for the Police Emergency Hospital doctors were two days 
in trying to awaken him. However, the man is completely 
cured of drinking from bottles bearing dubious inscriptions. 

"Taking a chance" is the unsympathetic way in which a 

judge expressed the position of a supplicant husband who was 
seeking a divorce because his newly wedded wife had deceived 
him in the ordinary adjuncts of false teeth and hair. Within 
the hour the Judge dismissed a bunko man to jail with the 
same expression. Thus does the routine grind of our daily 
tasks sandpaper the finer sensibilities of our nature, be our 
station ever so lofty. 

Bryan has bought a new automobile, but very few en- 
thusiasts have been observed climbing on board his new band 
wagon. 




"One that will play the devil, sir, -with you." 

The Chinese rebellion is still in statu quo and in hoc 

signo vincis; the Manchu generals continue to be used as tar- 
gets for bombs. Discouraged bomb inventors, who have been 
unable to get their wares to the attention of the government ex- 
perts for demonstration, can obtain some very advantageous 
advertising by supplying sample bombs of their make to revo- 
lutionary leaders for the purpose of shying at the fleeing im- 
perial generals. 

The five students who tried to burn a college, valued at 

$125,000, because they were refused a holiday, are fruitful 
field for the professors to cultivate. Reformatories have tackled 
the same problem without success, and if a college with all its 
resources for providing knowledge and eradicating physical 
diseases can, by a stretch of its jurisdiction, render innocuous 
the budding germs of crime, it will indeed, be a place "to make 
men." 

In the heyday of boss rule, glasses polished the bar and 

heads were cracked over election preliminaries. A morning 
paper this week chronicles the fact that tea cups are clinked as 
the women prepare to visit the Registrar. Where are Buckley, 
Kelly and Ruef ? How are Mrs. Catt, Miss Shaw and the rest 
of them feeling to-day? And will you be at to-day's registra- 
tion tea? 

Now comes the railroad managers in efforts to suppress 

the tipping evil. Why not put the matter in the hands of the 
newspaper tipsters on the presidential campaign for determina- 
tion? They seem to have the real inside "info." on all situa- 
tions, and ought to be able to settle the rancorous matter with 
despatch and satisfaction — to themselves. 

Here's the last man to solve, successfully, the high cost 

of living. He discovered an unwatched door of a cafeteria, 
and for a month dined of the best and made use of the door to 
escape paying his checks. Then the trust busting proprietor 
happened to detect him, and now he's back with the rest of 
us "pay-as-you-enter" mortals. 

An Alcazar actress recently tried to slip through the 

divorce court without attracting any attention in the way of 
notorious advertising. She was accidentally discovered by a 
drifting reporter, and the case appeared so anomalous that it 
was written up as a "freak" and given unusual space. Can 
you beat it? 

Twenty millions of dollars worth of auto cars, one-third 

the total numoer manufactured in this country during 1911, 
were shipped abroad to satisfy the demand of foreign trade 
during that period. That's an eye-opener on the quality of the 
machines used by the motor enthusiasts of this country. 

An affinity, woman, is languishing in a Los Angeles jail 

while the infuriated wife spends the most of her time walking 
the streets nearby with a whip under her cloak. Some women 
are born lucky, some attain luck, and some have luck thrust 
upon them. 

The Crocker masque bail made such a hit with its gor- 
geous oriental splendors in dress and decorations, and in the 
genuine masque spirit of the occasion, that something of the 
kind should be made an annual event in local society. 

The police are out hunting "blind pigs" in certain locali- 
ties of the town. So are a lot of other people, and they seem 
to be more successful in finding them. 





A bit of humor in the daily press that is all the more delicious 
for being absolutely unconscious, is the statement made in the 
several society columns this week that the Girls' Recreation 
Club, an. organization for the "uplift" of sweet young girlhood, 
had bought out the entire house on a certain night at a certain 
theatre for the performance of "The Deep Purple," by Wilson 
Mizner and Paul Armstrong. Now, Wilson Mizner's most inno- 
cent "copy" would not be the proper literature for the young 
person, and Wilson does not pretend that "The Deep Purple" 
was meant to be innocuous. 

The cognoscenti knows that the play deals with persons en- 
tirely beyond the social pale, many of them drawn from real 
life by the erratic scion of the house of Mizner in his peregrina- 
tions along the by-paths of forbidden realms. "The Deep Pur- 
ple" does not pretend to be other than an erotic play, involving 
peculiar persons in a series of episodes that have no place in 
the book of the law and the prophets. Wilson is said to be 
rather proud of all these attributes. That is alright, as Abra- 
ham Lincoln was wont to say, for persons who like that sort of 
thing. But the Girls' Club is not supposed to stand for that 
sort of thing, and wouldn't for the world patronize anything 
unconventional. But the fact remains that it has placed its 
stamp of approval on the performance of a certain night at a 
certain theatre for a certain cause. There are a number of 
society women who are directors and patronesses. Now the hus- 
bands of each of these would have been qualified to put his wife 
"wise" to the situation had they been consulted. The solution is 
obvious. Husbands of wives who go in for settlement or philan- 
thropic work do not know what their right hands doeth. Mean- 
while the members of the club are selling the tickets for a cer- 
tain night. 

o- V S 

Just one more echo from the Crocker Oriental Ball. 

Few of the richly-caparisoned guests who noted, in the mid- 
dle of the evening, that their young hostess was seized with a 
fit of hysterical laughter, that she had just read a circular letter 
brought to her by an attendant at the hotel, in which a mis- 
guided clergyman had chided her for her frivolity and de- 
nounced the extravagance and folly of the spectacle over 
which she was presiding. 

Her husband was angry that she had been given the missive, 
and sorry that he had not been at her side to read it first. 

The sending of the letter at such a time was futile and in 
execrable taste, but the minister felt called upon to express 
himself, and he chose the role of being the skeleton at the 
feast. Mrs. Crocker's good sense and admirable poise stood 
her in hand, however, and her hysterical mirth was the only 
manifestation of the shock which the incident caused. The 
good man of the cloth got the grouch off his system, and no one 
was hurt, not even the person whom he most desired to wound. 
» S o- 

This is the year for widows.. Not this specific twelvemonth 
of 1912, but the season of 1911-1912 which is just closing. 

First, Mrs. Jean Howard Schoonmaker, the lovely widow of 
Carl Schoonmaker, marries Duncan McDuffie, a young eligible 
of Alameda County, with the dowagers of all the bay cities 
pointing him out as a future millionaire, and a most desirable 
parti. He sidesteps them all for several years, rocks gently in 
the boat of single beatitude, lives luxuriously, patronizes the 
arts, goes to Europe now and then, motors to country homes 
for the week-end, and seems to be approaching middle age very 



comfortably when, plump! and Mrs. Schoonmaker, the pretty 
Jean Howard that was, comes home from Paris, where she 
went shortly after her young husband's death. That is the 
end of McDuffie's bachelorhood, and now, after a honeymoon 
trip abroad, they are planning a splendid home in Claremont. 

Then Mrs. Marion De Lappe marries Robert Pike, another 
bachelor of plethoric purse and a hitherto invulnerable heart. 
They have set up their home in Los Angeles. 

The latest widow's victory is that of Mrs. Melvin Jeffress, 
who, until her marriage a few days ago, was Mrs. Emma Brown 
Pratt, widow of the late Orville Pratt, a relative of Orville 
Pratt of this city, who eloped with Emily Wilson several years 
ago. Jeffress is connected with the firm of Smith, Tevis & 
Hanford, and while he is not immensely wealthy, he is young, 
good-looking, amiable and accomplished, and was a general 
favorite with the buds of the Greenway set, most of whom have 
forgotten, in the joy of living, their Dickens and their Sammy 
Weller. 

V S V 

Mrs. Claus August Spreckels, who is at the Fairmont for a 
few months, pending the settlement of the suit for the equitable 
division of the Spreckels millions, makes no effort to dissemble 
her impatience at being kept away from that dear Paris where 
she spent the last decade. Mrs. Spreckels, who is no longer 
as young as she used to be, impersonated Thais at the Crocker 
Oriental ball, and notwithstanding age limitations, made a re- 
splendent picture of the lovely lady of infamous reputation. 

The Spreckels are accompanied by Miss Oroville Wooster, 
their niece. She is being entertained a deal by the young girls. 

Mrs. Spreckels makes no secret of her discontent here. She 
would be off to the French capital, where reporters cease from 
troubling and the pertinent are at rest. She was recently ter- 
ribly upset when an intrepid reporter asked her for her picture 
to use in connection with the Soley-Morle recital at the St. Fran- 
cis Hotel a short time ago. Mrs. Soley-Morle was the English- 
woman who gave a reading with the idea of uplifting the 
society women of San Francisco, and who, on the night of the 
great uplift, when all the dowagers and maids and men and 
others in the Blue Book had assembled in the Colonial Blue 
Room, found herself encumbered with an incubus which is 
variously known as a jag, a bun, a heat or a souse. She, the re- 
fined leader of the uplift brigade, called it an accident follow- 
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Los Angeles, neglecting a lot of somethings which are worrying 
the patronesses of the "recital." 

The woman who introduced Mrs. Soley-Morle to polite society 
here is one of Mrs. Spreckels's most sycophant-like admirers, 
but she certainly is not in a position to sponsor the debts of the 
eccentric English "reader." To return to Mrs. Spreckels and 
the request for the photograph: She did not approve of the 
Western methods of getting the news, and considered the re- 
quest a piece of impertinence quite in keeping with the other 
methods of occidental journalism. 
o 5 B 

The date of the wedding of Miss Rose Hardin and George 
Hewlett, a popular and well-known local clubman, will be set 
as soon as the iatter is freed from the present matrimonial 
bonds which are now frazzled to the slender threads of the last 
few weeks before a final decree of divorce is due. When the 
decree is granted to the former wife of the attorney, he will 
wed Miss Hardin with all the pomp and circumstance of a 
fashionable society function. The marriage will unite two 
families identified with the pioneer history of the State. Miss 
Hardin is the daughter of Mrs. J. A. Elstun, and is a young 
woman of charm and accomplishments. 

Hewlett is a Stanford man, and has been more or less inter- 
ested in politics. He managed the campaign for district attor- 
ney two years ago. His father, Captain B. Hewlett, came to 
California with Stevenson's regiment in 1847, was mustered out 
here, and remained to become an argonaut, amassing a fortune 
on the Comstock. 

B B B 

The wife of George Wingfield, the young Nevada millionaire 
whose rise from the estate of a gambler to that of one of the 
big men in the Goldfield Consolidated, is one of the oft-told 
tales of the Sagebrush State, is expecting to present him with 
an heir within the fortnight. The two are at their palatial 
home on the banks of the Truckee in Reno, where Wingfield is 
immured by a severe case of diphtheria. Mrs. Wingfield was 
formerly Maud Murdock of this city, and married Wingfield af- 
ter a woman of the Nevada half-world had made a spectacular 
claim to his name and wealth. The young couple have not al- 
ways lived as two doves in a cote, but are said to be more com- 
patible of late. The prospective addition to the family has had 
much to do with the readjustment of their difficulties, say the 
friends of the young Fortunatus. 

B B B 

A child has been born in the riven home of George E. Ar- 
rowsmith, who married Luella Fessenden Clarke last year, and 
shortly afterward took up his abode elsewhere. Friends of the 
couple had hoped that the babe's arrival would patch up their 
differences, the nature of which they never troubled themselves 
to explain. To date, however, there is little prospect of a recon- 
ciliation. 

Arrowsmith is a stock broker with offices in the Russ Build- 
ing. His wife has taken the name of Mrs. Luella Clark Arrow- 
smith, and is living at 2600 Filbert street, where her husband 
has called several times since the birth of the child. Neither 
has vouchsafed an explanation of the estrangement which has 
been the cause of much comment in the business circles in 
which the broker moves, and in the social world of the wife. 

8 B B 
Joseph Mcllroy, the well-known local railroad man who was 
recently divorced by his wife, the former Florence Plummer of 
Alameda, who alleged cruelty while the ink was still damp on 
their marriage certificate, has, sayeth the oracles, been con- 
soled by a dashing near-widow, who is now pursuing her free- 
dom in Reno. He lately spent several days in the Nevada capi- 
tal, and will wed the divorcee as soon as she is free. Mean- 



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5 b- B 

Charles Sutro, who, with his charming wife, lives at the St. 
Francis Hotel, has loaned several of his valuable paintings to 
the Art Loan Exhibition to be held at the Palace for the next 
two weeks for the benefit of ihe Red Cross Hospital at San 
Mateo, built by Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, in memory of her mother. 
The pictures include a Corot, a Reynolds and a Lawrence, all 
secured at fabulous prices in Europe. 

Mrs. Sutro was educated in Europe under the espionage of 
Mrs. Charles O. Alexander, who enjoyed nearly a year's stay 
in the gay capitals as the chaperon of the beautiful Marie Ber- 
ger. Mrs. Sutro studied art while abroad, and her ability to 
tell the authentic from the pinchbeck has been a great aid to 
her husband in the purchase of the pictures in his notable col- 
lection. 

B B B 

The hobble skirt has created havoc in its time. And its star 
is still at the zenith point, to judge by the new trouble looming 
over the horizon. At its birth there was great excitement. No 
man worthy of the name would allow the wife of his bosom or 
his sister to appear on the street clad in one of the scant, curve- 
revealing things. He crossed his heart and hoped to die nine 
times' 

But women were hypnotists ever, and soon the change of 
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peared so alluring to mere man. The close-fitting, narrow skirted 
hobble was just what the doctor prescribed, and a sight for 
sore eyes. Down with the hoopskirts ! Amen. So mother, sis- 
ter and wifey all ran to figure, and if the figure didn't suit, they 
made additions. The more trippingly they were forced to walk, 
the better form they showed. 

With the hobble skirt rage in full swing, the department 
store dealer realized that he was up against a momentous prob- 
lem. There was less and less demand for fluffy, frilly, flouncy 
lingerie, and the undermuslin counter looked like a snowdrift 
the morning after. The unattached man didn't know what it 
was all about, but ne had a deep-seated suspicion that all was 
not right, that the millenium was approaching, when window 
after window filled with ripply white things flaunted brazen 98 
cents signs before his affronted vision. Like spring, it sent his 
wits wool-gathering. 

But the downfall of lingerie prices is as naught to the danger 
now threatening the lords of creation; even the harem skirt 
scare dwindles to insignificance beside the new trouble. Let 
the following conversation explain : 

"My dear," said one very pretty matron to her companion 
(they were aboard a pay-as-you-enter car on Sutter street), 
"wherever did you get that walking skirt? It's the smartest 
thing I've seen this winter." 

The lady with the W. S., who was seated next the Lookeron, 
seemed much affected by the conpliment. She blushed and then 
giggled outright. 

"I don't know whether you're making fun of me or not," she 
laughed, "but there's a history attached to this skirt." And she 
giggled some more. 

The first speaker protested volubly. "Why, my de-e-ear! 
How could you ! I think it's the swe-e-etest thing ! Do tell me 
about it." 

Number Two settled to hei narrative with a sigh. "Well, I'll 
tell you," she began. "You know I was simply sick for a rainy 
day skirt, but Fred had given me so many new things this win- 
ter I was downright ashamed to go to him again. Then a bright 
idea struck me. I'd take an old suit of his and make one my- 
self. You wouldn't believe it, but the two trouser legs made the 
skirt with the exception of the front and back panels. I couldn't 
match the goods, so I used this velvet and finished it off with 
fringe." And the young wife leaned back with a satisfied air. 

The Lookeron, being a gentleman, made an attempt to keep 
his eyes straight ahead, but being also a man, the attempt 
proved futile. The skirt was a peach, and showed just enough 
silken-clad ankle. He looked away with an added respect for 
his trousers. Then he heard Mrs. Fred's voice : 

"Oh, but, my dear, the funny part of it was that instead of 
getting Fred's old suit, by mistake I took his second best, and 
he's so mad he hasn't spoken to me for a week." And an in- 
fectious little giggle followed the Lookeron out of the door. 
5 S S 

The broken troth of Dr. H. O. Howitt, of San Rafael, and 
Mrs. Mary Thompson Deady of this city, is a coup d'etat for 
Dr. Howitt's daughter, Miss Beatrice Howitt, who never ap- 
proved of her father's prospective marriage. It was not that 
she disapproved of Mrs. Deady, but because of her pronounced 
animadversion to the thought of a stepmother. 

What means she took, what subtle methods she employed, 
remain her secrets. She is satisfied that the consummation of 
her wishes is achieved, and is not disposed to share with any- 
one the magic talisman for warding off an undesirable state 
of affairs which would involve two leading ladies in one house- 
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THEATRE TIPS. 

ALCAZAR. — "Helena Richie" perfectly dime. 
COLUMBIA.— "Wallingford" the best yet. 
ORPHEUM.— 'The Son of Solomon" is a treat. 
EMPRESS. — Bill of consistent merit. 
PANTAGES. — Best program since opening of house. 
SAVOY. — "Paid in Eull" is a big play. Audience small. 
CORT. — "The new-fangled notions in the 'Bohemian Girl' do 
not render the opera any more modern than a minuet." 



"The Awakening of Helena Richie" at the Alcazar. 

Charlotte Thompson, who adapted this play from Margaret 
Deland's novel, had no easy task before her, especially in view 
of the fact that Miss Thompson was then but a novice at this 
sort of thing. It is only a few years ago since Miss Thompson 
blossomed out as a playwright. I happened to have had the 
honor of participating in her first play, which was called "A 
Suit of Sable," and which was done at the old Alcazar with 
Florence Roberts in the leading role. The play was not a suc- 
cess and was withdrawn. Since that time Miss Thompson has 
improved in every department. She has a couple of real suc- 
cesses to her credit, and is a force to be reckoned with when the 
younger generation of American playwrights are being con- 
sidered. I witnessed Miss Anglin, when she brought her beau- 
tiful production of "The Awakening of Helena Richie" to us 
two or three years ago, and the play impressed me at that time 
as possessing unusual merits. At that time one of the faults 
I found was that Miss Thompson seemed to evince a certain 





Ada Reeve, who will commence 
Sunday matinee at the Orpheum. 



a return engagement this 



Charles A. Murray in "Alma. Where Do You Live?" coming 
to the Columbia. 



timidity in her first act, which resulted in the action dragging, 
and the act. as a whole, falling rather flat. In her succeeding 
acts she showed a surer and firmer hand, and handled her 
characters and situations with the skill of a veteran. The play 
is at once unique and novel, and, one might add, altogether un- 
usual. There are a number of characters throughout the play 
which are distinct types, and which therefore attract attention 
and stimulate interest. The period is an interesting one, too. 
When I saw the play this week, I was at first inclined to think 
that the average Alcazar audience would be apt to believe the 
play was not of their calibre, and somewhat beyond their un- 
derstanding and appreciation. We know that many of the 
patrons of the Alcazar are of the middle classes, the kind who 
do not have the time or who have not the ambition to keep up 
with current literature, and who desire to see their drama or 
comedy laid on with a heavy brush. I am happy to say, how- 
ever, that a very large proportion of said patrons belong to the 
educated classes, the kind who think and read, and the latter 
are the kind who will truly appreciate a play like "The Awak- 
ening of Helena Richie." Indeed, on the whole, I was agree- 
ably and pleasantly surprised to find that, after the first act. 



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February 3, 1912. 



the play held the attention of the audience as a whole with 
rather breathless interest. I do not care how limited is the 
education of any man or woman, when you give them some- 
thing to think about you are going to retain their interest, and 
after the first act this interest is so cumulative and sustained in 
this play that rapt attention and undivided interest were the 
order of things at the Alcazar the evening I attended. 

I should add, too, that the audience was a big one, and it 
would be apropos to state that the new Alcazar appears to 
have leaped into instant favor, and is an emphatic success. It 
has now passed the experimental stage since entering its new 
home, and its following has been loyal, the result being that the 
future of this ambitious stock house presages prosperity and 
success. The roll of honor this week among the players is a 
large one, and no one in particular can justly lay claim to first 
honors. Naturally, I am inclined to mention first Miss Vaughan, 
who essays the very difficult role of Helena Richie. By this 
time we are all thoroughly acquainted with the emotional and 
dramatic side of Miss Vaughan's art. That she has undoubted 
ability of a high order she has demonstrated to our entire satis- 
faction on many occasions. She has undertaken the greatest of 
emotional roles, which have been made famous by many of our 
great actresses, and Miss Vaughan has never been obliged to 
suffer by comparison. There seems to be a subtle understand- 
ing in her various delineations which always carry conviction. 
Her unquestioned intelligence, too, means much, and has added 
appreciably to her work and success. I have never known Miss 
Vaughan to imitate anybody. Indeed, there is no necessity for 
this sort of thing. Miss Vaughan has only to rely on her own 
cleverness to carry almost any role to success. I liked her 
performance of Miss Richie immensely. She made her an ap- 
pealing figure, more sinned against than sinning, a figure which 
aroused your sympathies and which gripped your interest. 

With all the emphasis I can command I would state that 
Miss Vaughan scored an unqualified success in the title role. 
I have had occasion to state in other reviews that Charles 
Ruggles is a very clever acquisition to the Alcazar forces. My 
belief is further strengthened this week after I have seen the 
masterly manner in which he handled the very difficult role 
of Sam Wright. The young man almost astounded me with the 
cleverness of his conception. I cannot believe that his charac- 
terization was a haphazard one. Intelligence and understand- 
ing seemed to dominate his performance. It was altogether a 
very worthy undertaking, which is going to place the young man 
very high in my estimation. I am positive that his future at 
the Alcazar is secure. Bennison, as dear old Dr. Lavendar, gave 
one of his beautiful performances, which is always remarkable 
for its finish. He brought out the gentleness in the old man 
with much fidelity, and made of him a lovable character, which 
made his kindliness and gentle demeanor felt out in front in a 
manner which was very impressive. 

Burt Wesner, too, gave a great performance as Benjamin 
Wright. It would indeed be hard to find two better character 
actors in any company in this country than Wesner and Ben- 
nison, and their work this week should convince the most skep- 
tical that my opinion is a logical and sensible one. Will Wall- 
ing also shares largely in the honors of this week. His work 
as Lloyd Pryor is the best I have seen him do for a long time. 
Bertram Lytell has a somewhat thankless role, which gives 
this excellent actor few opportunities. He is ever conscien- 
tious and earnest. Viola Leach is very good as Martha King, 
and a precocious youngster called Helen MacGregor gives a 
very clever performance of David. The performance is the 
best-acted, as a whole, which the Alcazar players have lent 
themselves to for a long time. The settings are faithful and 
in keeping. Attendance at the Alcazar this week will well 
reward anybody who can appreciate good acting. 

* * * 

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
Columbia Theatre. — The attraction at the Columbia Theatre, 
beginning Monday night, February 5th, will be Joseph M. 
Weber's splendid production of "Alma, Where Do You Live?" 
which enjoyed an entire season's run at Weber's Theatre, New 
York. There are fourteen musical numbers in the score of 
"Alma," and the music by Briguet has been no small factor 
in the success of the play. A scenic production of elaborate- 
ness and a splendid cast have been provided the play, and its 
presentation in San Francisco will no doubt be one of the 
pleasant musical comedies of the year. The only matinee 



will be given on Saturday. The prices at all performances will 
range from $1.50 to 25 cents. 

* * « 

Orpheum. — Ada Reeve, the famous English singing comedi- 
enne, will play a return engagement at the Orpheum beginning 
next Sunday matinee. The memory of her brilliant triumph in 
this city is fresh in the public memory, and great was the regret 
generally expressed that her season was interrupted by illness 
at the zenith of its success. Miss Reeve, who has entirely re- 
covered her health, has been playing at the Orpheum in Los 
Angeles and other cities. 

Grand opera by the Romany Opera Company, under the 
direction of Alexander Bevani, will also be given next week. 
The Romany Company will appear in a scenic production en- 
titled "La Festa Di mezz' Agosto," which is a combination of 
grand operatic arias and Neapolitan folk song, which include 
such Italian numbers as the popular "0 Maria Mari" and 
"Funiculi and Funicula," as well as the Prologue from "I'Pag- 
liacci" and the finale of "La Gioconda." 

James F. Dolan and Ida Lenharr will present their latest 
skit, "Some Mind Reader," which is a novel and amusing 
affair. 

Mullen and Coogan, two clever and versatile young men, 
will contribute a merry eccentricity styled "A Broadway Trim." 

The Paul Azard Trio will introduce a number of new acro- 
batic stunts. 

The Alpine Troupe, Hugh Herbert & Co., in "The Son of 
Solomon," and the Balalaika Orchestra will close their en- 
gagements with next week. 

• • * 

Alcazar. — "The Man Between," a play by Rupert Hughes, 
will be given its first presentation at the Alcazar next Monday 
evening. In the cast are the entire Alcazar Company and a 
number of specially-engaged players, with many supernumer- 
aries. Bertram Lytell will be seen as Stoddard; Evelyn 
Vaughan as Miss Van Nest; Louis Bennison as her father; 
Will R. Walling as the aristocrat she jilted; Charles Ruggles as 
a typical young society man; Beth Taylor as Stoddard's in- 
genious young sister; Adele Belgarde as a society widow; and 
Viola Leach as a dashing society girl. 

» * * 

The Minetti String Quartet opened its new series Thurs- 
day evening, January 25th, at Kohler & Chase Hall to a large 
audience, notwithstanding the severe storm that evening. The 
rendition of the program was very good, despite the fact that 
stormy weather makes it difficult to get full benefit from string 
instruments. Giulio Minetti and Hans Koenig, violins, and Ar- 
thur Weiss, 'cello, are old members of the quartet, but a new 
player is Julius Haug, viola. Haug is at the head of the violin 
department in the California Conservatory. 

Taneiew's trio was the novelty. It had never been played 
in San Francisco. This composer, also known as Taneiev and 
Taneiff, is a modern Russian, who is strong in counterpoint. His 
D Major Trio, as played by Minetti, Koenig and Haug, is an ex- 
ceedingly interesting piece of music, but Taneiew, Taneiev or 
Taneiff, studied it out very carefully, and put a lot of his Mos- 
cow professorship into it. The next concert will take place 
on the evening of February 15th, in the same hall, and the pro- 
gram will be selected from the works of Haydn, Tartini and Ar- 
thur Foote. The following numbers have been selected for the 
program : 1. Haydn Quartet, M Major. 2. Cesar Franck Sonata, 
piano and violin. 3. Kopylow Quartet (first time here.) Miss 
Virginia De Fremery will be the assisting pianist. She is well 
known in Oakland society circles as a pianist and organist. 



Tommy — What does the paper mean by calling Mr. 

Sharp an eight-by-ten business man? Tommy's Father — I pre- 
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MIND OF THE BOY. 

No man, young or old, knows what is in a boy's mind. Once 
he knew. Once he was familiar with the ritual, free of 
the fellowship, understood the degrees and administered them 
to others. Suddenly be was expelled, and he has never been 
able to get back in again. His mind, ruthlessly deprived of the 
memory of passwords and grips and observances seeks in vain 
to recall them. Though he beat forever on the door it never will 
open to him. Nothing is more remote from the mind of the 
grown-up person than the apparently simple matter of the 
division of a boy's year, says a writer in the Metropolitan. 

Philosophers have studied and guessed, but they never have 
been able to explain why at one time boys play at marbles, at 
another time spin tops, and at still another time fly kites, and 
why, in every part of the world, they abandon one pastime in a 
body and take up another. 

The boys know. They all know. But the rigorous free- 
masons won't tell. Are they bound by some frightful oath not 
to reveal the secrets of their caste? Do traitors and informers 
among them suffer dreadful penalties? Is it possible that the 
sad little boys who are sometimes seen gloomily treading their 
way through the winter streets, wearing low socks and French 
berets, or the velvet clothes of little Lord Fauntleroys, with 
curls hanging down their lace collars — is it possible that these 
are the Morgans of this freemasonry, that this is their fate be- 
cause they have communicated the secrets of their order? It 
must be true, for no mother in her right mind would so punish 
her offspring. He wears the uniform of an outcast. Every 
boy's hand is raised against him. But if it is a punishment, the 
punishment is excessive. No boy could if he would communi- 
cate these secrets to the mature. 

It would be more difficult for a boy of 10 to explain what he 
knows and thinks to a man of 40 than it would be for a Thibetan 
priest to elucidate in his own language the mysteries of esoteric 
Buddhism to a Wall street broker at a auick-lunch counter. 



Goldstein & Co., the costumers, have every reason to be 

proud of the result of the Templeton Crocker ball. All the cos- 
tumes were made by them, none being imported, as has so 
often been done in the past. The following had their costumes 
made by Goldstein & Co., and certainly they were magnificent: 
H. J. Crocker, Mrs. Folger, Mrs. Newhall, Mr. and Mrs. Sam 
Knight, Mrs. Eugene Murphy, Mr. Duane Hopkins, Mr. and 
Mrs. Templeton Crocker, Miss Jennie Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. 
Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin, Dr. Herzstein, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Sharon, Mr. Morse, J. B. Crocker, J. Lawson, A. H. Rutherford, 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Murphy, Mr. 
and 'Mrs. Norris Davis, Miss Jennie Crocker, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. F. Dutton, Mrs. M. S. Wilson, Mrs. J. L. Flood, Mr. and 
Mrs. T. C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan, Mr. and Mrs. 
F. Kohl, A. Taylor, Senor Brizzella, Mrs. L. Scott, Mrs. George 
Lent, Mrs. W. H. Taylor, Mrs. W. Tevis, E. M. Greenway, F. J. 
Jones, Mr. Griffith, H. R. Gallagher, Miss A. S. Tubbs, Mrs. 
J. B. Crockett, Miss F. Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. H. Stetson, L. H. 
Scott, J. O. Tobin, J. C. Kittle, W. N. Drown, Wm. J. Deveraux, 
E. J. Tobin, Mr. and Mrs. J. Spreckels, Miss M. Josselyn, G. F. 
Davies, Wm. Tevis, Mr. Wolsey, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Tubbs, 
J. D. Eastland, E. W. Hopkins, Geo. Newhall, S. Wilson, Mrs. 
C. A. Spreckels. Miss A. King, L. J. Scott, Mr. Piatt, J. C. 
Cowdin. 



The Mystic Shriners of San Francisco, to the number of 

about six hundred, held a banquet at the Hotel Vendome, San 
Jose, last Saturday evening. It was a delightful affair, and 
every member of the organization feels well pleased with the at- 
tention accorded the members by Manager Lake. A class of 
105 men accepted the degree, making the occasion exclusively 
for Shriners. Many members drove down in automobiles on 
Saturday and returned Sunday. The trip is delightful, and the 
accommodations at the Hotel Vendome are first-class, and the 
service is equal to that of any hotel in the country. Organiza- 
tions and automobilists are discovering this fact rapidly, and as 
a result, the Vendome is crowded with San Franciscans every 
week end. The roads to San Jose are now in good condition. 



A Valentine Warning. — St. Valentine's Day comes February 
14th. Don't forget her this year. Send a dainty paper or satin 
heart-shaped Valentine box filled with candies. Geo. Haas & 
Sons' four candy stores. 



Having consulted William Muldoon, Eugene Sandow, 

Dr. Woods Hutchinson, J. Pierpont Morgan, Mayor Gaynor, 
Dr. William Robinson, Upton Sinclair, and many other well- 
known authorities on health, we are enabled to present the fol- 
lowing rules, these being the latest concensus of opinion : Eat 
nothing. Eat everything you want. Walk at least ten miles a 
day. Do not stir unless you ride in a carriage or some other 
vehicle. Don't worry. It is absolutely necessary that you study 
yourself; you are an animal. Chew food until nothing remains. 
Bolt everything; only in this way will your stomach keep 
strong. Never go on a vacation. Change is absolutely neces- 
sary. Eschew alcohol and tobacco. Smoke all you want to; 
drink everything. Keep cool. Perspire profusely. — Life. 



Pupil (to schoolmaster) — Sir, would you mind taking 

great care how you draw up my report? My parents suffer 
dreadfully from nerves. 



Orph 



PfWYYl O'Farrell Street, 

w " v Bet. Stockton and Powell. 



The 



Week beginning' this Sunday afternoon. MaO very 

standard of vaudeville. Return engagement of 

ADA REEVE, 
London's Own Comedienne: THE ROMANS OPERA COMPANY, 
under the direction of Alexander Bevani; DOLAN & LEN- 
HARR. presenting Sum. Mind Reader;" MULLEN & 

COOGAN. in "A Broadway Trim;" PAUL AZAHD trio, a novelty 

in hand hullaneing; ALPINE TROUPE; NEW DAYLIGHT MOTION 
PICTURES. Last week, great sueeess. HUGH HERBERT & CO.. 
in "THE SON OF SOLOMON." and AHKALOFF RUSSIAN BALA- 
LAIKA ORCHESTRA. 

Evening prices, 10c. 25e.. 50c. 75c Box seats. $1. Matinee prices 
(except Sundays and holidays), 10c, 25c, 50c. Phones Douglas 70: 
Home C 1570. 



Columbia Theatre 



Corner Geary and Mason St». 
Phones Franklin 150. 
Horn* C 67SS. 
Gottlob, Marx & Co.. Managers. 

One week only, beginning Honda: February 5th. Matinee Saturday. 
Joe Weber presents Oeo. V. Etobart's English version of Hie sensa- 
tional musical comedy. 

"ALMA. WHERE DO YOU LIVE?" 

By Paul nerve. Musi.' b; m :■ Briquet 
Prices at all perforxnani 
Coming "MADAME SHE-RE 

Alcazar Theatre « ; " '£-„-;: *=..-. 

iH/VU/<VU// A tVZ/W/VI C phone,. Kearny 2; Home < 
Belasco & Mayer, Owners and Managers. 

Moi d i 5th, and throughout t! 

Hughes' successful pie of capital ver 

THE MAN BETWEEN. 

its Brat prest atatton 

day, Saturda ■ 



Minetti Quartette 



AT KOHLER & CHASE HALL 

■ten Pi Ing, February 

P. rn. 



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Ad ml Bat Tickets al K 



OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

MATINEE OF MUSIC 

To-Day— Saturday 3 P. M. 

MRS. RICHARD REES, Soprano 
MISS EDITH SELLERS, Pianist 

(Pupil of Prof. Hugo Mansfeldt) 

KOHLER & CHASE HALL 

26 O'Farrell Street San Francisco 

You are most cordially invited 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 3, 1912. 






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The group of intimates that radiates around scintillating, fas- 
cinating Enid Gregg, is very much amused over the report that 
the dashing young belle was packed off to Europe because she 
threatened to marry her most impecunious suitor. 

Any one who knows Enid Gregg knows that the most fashion- 
ably frank and impulsive girl is reticent and mysterious com- 
pared to crystal clearness of the candid Enid! She loves to 
tell about the days when th« family did not punch buttons and 
loll in limousines; in fact, she has trotted out the erstwhile wolf 
of the family so often that it becomes more gaunt and emaciated 
every time it is exhibited. She insists upon being considered 
an authority on impecuniosity, and of course there is something 
very compelling and fascinating about a girl who sits up at a 
dinner party, and over the gold service says that she can re- 
member how good Hamburg steak used to taste. 

Therefore it is not surprising that the romancers outside her 
immediate circle have been weaving a romance in which the 
lovely Enid is pictured walking hand in hand with an impe- 
cunious young man through Poverty Lane. These romancers 
can see Enid in this setting which would somehow blossom un- 
der her clever hands, and they can hear her, as frank as ever, 
nonchalantly tell how she had "before her marriage lived in 
the greatest luxury!" 

It all sounds very probable — to those who do not know the 
circumstances. 

But as a matter of fact, this interesting young woman did not 
threaten to get married without parental consent; did not vow 
when the European trip was projected that she would wait until 
she was "a year or two older and then marry him anyway." 

There is nothing very original about all this, and Miss Gregg 
is every syllable of originality. So of course her romance is 
not spelled out correctly by outsiders. In her usual engaging 
and fearlessly frank manner she has for a long time acknowl- 
edged that she was hopelessly in love, but would never marry 
the young man until he had achieved affluence, and affluence is 
sometimes long in the achievement. "If a girl has never been 
poor, she may think that love in a cheap flat would be ideal, but 
I know better," sententiously remarked the young lady at a tea 
before her departure. She is also credited with saying that she 
would probably never marry at all, as she would not marry 
for money alone, and love and money is a combination that 
seldom moves in the same set. 

The young man, who, save in the matter of a bank account, 
appeals to her as most desirable, has won her regard by tactics 
as original as the young lady herself could employ. She is a 
very much sought after belle, and her other suitors have all 
been reduced to the fctch-and-carry state in a short time. But 
this young man refused absolutely to be reduced to a state of 
complete subjection, and therein perhaps lies one secret of his 
charm. When the imperious Miss Gregg returned from a trip 
to Honolulu last year, the wharf was gay with great bunches of 
orchids and roses held aloft by the energetic gallants welcoming 
home the idol of their hearts. She leaned over the rail and 
looked past all the gorgeous, expensive flowers for a modest 
bunch of violets. But the modest bunch of violets was not there 
— the man who might have brought them was not there. She 
was so piqued that she rang him up the minute she got home to 
ask him why he had ignored her home-coming, and he answered 
that he was too busy to go down. 

And now this young girl, who has ideals of affection and a 
contempt for loveless marriages, and a practical distaste for 
impecunious marriages, is in Paris studying with De Reszke, 
and Cupid wants to know what he can do about it. 
© 9 © 

If you see little Miss Linda Bryan or Miss Marie Tyson, or 
any of the girls in that particular coterie in the most bewilder- 
ing, fetching hats, it will be useless to try to trail them to their 
milliners. Also it will be unnecessary, for if one just looks 
admiringly enough at them, the girls are sure to reward dis- 



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criminating approval by confessing just where they acquired 
such irresistible millinery 

It was Linda Bryan's idea, and "baby" Linda, as her mother, 
Mrs. Hale, still calls her, has plenty of time to have ideas, for 
her wise mother has not introduced her to society at the age 
when most girls formally come out. Mrs. Hale thinks that 
twenty is young enough to make one's bow to the world and his 
wife, and so, while her daughter has a good time and goes to 
some of the sub-debutante affairs, she is not officially "out." 

Therefore she has some time to put in by being merely use- 
ful. This summer she learned the art of putting up jams and 
jellies, and her orange and strawberry marmalade is declared 
by experts as the perfection of the art. Not long ago she sug- 
gested to her mother that she would like to study millinery. 
Like many girls, she can give a hat a chic touch, but the 
drudgery of frame-making and all the intricacies of the craft 
must be painstakingly learned. Mrs. Fred McNear, Mrs. Jos. 
Oliver Tobin, and a number of young women, have a genius 
for making a bit of lace and velvet and a flower behave like 
the most expensive hat. but they start with something that looks 
like a hat. But Miss Linda's idea was to start with raw pro- 
ducts, and so a teacher was engaged to give a thorough course 
in the art of making frames, tying bows, and all the rest of it, 
and as the young girls who are taking the course combine with 
industry and skill that indefinable something which we call 
"style," and without which no amount of correct technique 
will avail, the hats they have made resemble the most fascinat- 
ing French importations. 

Another group of girls have formed a club to sew for charity, 
and as they are all practical and expert needlewomen, one after- 
noon a week spent in this way will result in a great many use- 
ful things finding their way into the bundles that are intelli- 
gently distributed among the poor. The Misses Bessie and 
Helen Ashton, Lillian Whitney, Elva de Pue, Virginia New- 



Hotel VENDOME 

SAN JOSE, CAL. 

THE MECCA FOR AUTOMOB1L1STS 




Its features embrace homelikeness, comfort, beautiful surround- 
ings, excellence of table and service. 

The Vendome is one of the show places of California. 
THE GOAL AND STARTING POINT FOR AUTOMOBILISTS. 
H. W. LAKE, Manager 



February 3, 1912. 



and California Advertiser 



17 



hall, Agnes Tillmann and Mesdames Robert Henderson, Doug- 
las Fry and Alan McDonald comprise this group of industrious 
needlewomen. 

& >3 © 

Miss Estelle de Beer, who is thinking of suing Mrs. Soley- 
Morle for her share of the proceeds of the recital they gave at 
the St. Francis, throws further light on the gullibility of the 
patronesses who lent themselves and the social lustre of their 
names to the farce. Miss de Beer alone sheds light on that 
transaction, but Miss de Beer and Mrs. Soley-Morle together 
cast a shadow, a deep, dark shadow that threatens to envelop 
in abysmal darkness the hopes of most of their successors. For 
example, a reader who had no difficulty in securing a list of 
fashionable patronesses for the series of readings which she 
gave in San Francisco not long ago, has received notes from 
most of those patronesses declining the honor of serving at a 
second series. Now, this reader was not a fiasco, but she did 
not draw to her very successful affairs the ultra-fashionables 
reflected in her list of patronesses. Until the Soley-Morle- 
de Beer fizzle, a great many women cheerfully lent their names 
to affairs which they never attended in person. But now it is 
easier to put salt on the tail of a wild bird than to find a lot 
of patronesses tame enough to submit without protest and in- 
vestigation. It has been a valuable and salutary lesson, and 
hereafter the endorsement of certain women may presage a 
standard of work. Mrs. William B. Bourn, Mrs. Charles Tem- 
pleton Crocker, Mrs. Horace Wilson, Mrs. James Ellis Tucker, 
Mrs. William Thomas, Mrs. Will Taylor, Jr., Mrs. Rudolph 
Spreckels, Mrs. Fred G. Sanborn, Mrs. Mayo Newhall, Mrs. 
Seward McNear, Mrs. Fred McNear, Mrs. Latham McMullen, 
Mrs. Edw. McCutchen, Mrs. Athol McBean, Mrs. Eleanor 
Martin, Mrs. Philip V. Lansdale, Mrs. Frederick Kohl, Mrs. 
Wm. G. Irwin and Mrs. Henry L. Dodge have lent their names 
to the recital called "Songs of the Shamrock," which Frederick 
W. Bancroft will give at the Century Club, February 15th, and 
it will be interesting to see whether the recital justifies the 
list of patronesses. 

If it does not, it is a safe prediction that no modern form of 
wizardry will ever be able to revive the faith of the public in 
patronesses. 

© © © 

Mrs. Henry T. Scott has completed all arrangements for the 
bridge party which she will give on Thursday, February 8th, 
in the St. Francis Colonial ball room. Mrs. Scott is an expert 
player herself, and each season gives a handsomely appointed 
affair on a very large and elaborate scale. There are a num- 
ber of surprises in store for the guests who have been fortunate 
enough to be invited to the affair over which Mrs. Scott will 
preside. 

S> © © 

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope have sent out invitations for a 
dinner on Friday February 9th. They will receive their guests 
against a transformed background, for decorators and art col- 
lectors have been busily eng<|red in the Pope house for months, 
and have accomplished entirely new effects in a setting that 
has likewise been so changed that it is almost impossible to 
recognize the interior of the house as the residence in which 
the Popes have lived for a number of years. 



The Board of Directors or the Recreation Club for girls who 
work have taken the Cort Theatre for the opening performance 
of "The Deep Blue Purple," by Wilson Mizner and Paul Arm- 
strong, for Monday evening. February 19, 1912. The proceeds 
are to be used in an endeavor to let a little more sunshine into 
windows and to sweep the few remaining shadows out of doors. 
The directors are : Mrs. Worthington Ames, Mrs. George Cad- 
waiader, Mrs. George Cameron, Miss Helen Chesebrough, Miss 
Aimee De Turbeville. Mrs. Lawrence Harris, Miss Marjory Jos- 
selyn. Miss Virginia Joliffe, Mrs. Lansing Kellogg. Miss Eliza- 
beth Livermore, Mrs. N. T. Messer. Mrs. Atholl McBean, Miss 
Maud O'Connor, Mrs. Frank Preston, Mrs. Robert Hays Smith, 
Mrs. J. D. Spreckels, Mrs. J. O. Tobin, Miss Edith Treanor. Mrs. 
J. C. Wiison. 

Among those who have taken boxes for the occasion are : Miss 
Jennie Crocker. Mrs. Carolan, Walter Martin. Charles Clark, 
Mrs. Wm. Bourn, Will Tevis, Mrs. Porter, Andrew Welch, and 
Mrs. Cameron. 



The luncheon given by Mrs. Wm. Babcock for Mrs. James 
Rolph, Jr., at the Francisca Club was a delightfully informal 
affair, and no one seemed to enjoy the delightful chat ovel 
the prettily appointed table more than the guest of honor her 
self. 



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Announcements suitable for this Department are desired. Contri- 
butions must reach this office by Wednesday morning to appear in the 
current issue, and must be signed to receive attention. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

GEARING-FJELP. — The engagement lias boon announced of Miss Mary 
Gearing, daughter of Commander and Mrs. Henry C. Gearing, and Dr. 
G. H. Field of Canada. Miss Gearing lives with her parents In An- 
napolis, Md., where the marriage will take place. 

JONES-HODSON. — The engagement is announced of Miss Edith 

Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Jones of Han Rafael, and 
Midshipman Merritl Hodson, U. S. N. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

] "iKTRICK-ALEXANDER. — The marriage of Miss Alberta Detrick, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edington Detrick, Jr., of Berkeley, and John 
Jerome Alexander of Portland, will be an event of the early - 

M E LLUP- T HOMA S.— The wedding of Miss Grace Melius and Lieutenant- 
Commander Samuel Brown Thomas, U. S. N., will take place Febru- 
ary 7th, at St. John's Episcopal Church In Los Angeles. 

i:KVN» >Ll iS-Gi tODRICH.— Miss Judith Reynolds, daughter of John M. 
Reynolds. Lieutenant-Governor of the State of Pennsylvania, and 
Captain George E. Goodrich, U. S. A., will be married February 19th 
at the Bellevue-Stratiord in Philadelphia, 

SHIELDS-CASEY.— The wedding of -Miss Alexandra Shields and Harold 
Casey will take place February 14th at the home of the bride's par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Shields, in Jackson street 

WEDDINGS. 
ARMSTRONG-ANDERSON. — The marriage of Miss Ada Louise Armstrong 

and Lieutenant William Harrison Anderson took place at n o'clock 

Thursday afternoon at St. Luke's Church. 
i 'ARPENTER- JORDAN. — The wedding of Miss Susan Wllahlre Carpentei 

and Captain Leonard Whitefield Jordan. Jr., took place Wednesday 

evening in Los Angeles. Miss Carpenter is a cousin of Mrs. Edward 

Polhemus and Miss Doris Wilshire of this city. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BABCOCK. — Mrs. William Babrock entertain..-. 1 at a luncheon Thursday 

in honor of .Mrs. .fames Rolph. It took place at the Franclsca Club. 
BUSS. — Mrs. Walter Bliss entertained at an enjoyable luncheon p 

given at her home in Pacific street A dozen friends participated in 

the affair. 
BOARDMAN— Mrs. Samuel Board man gave a luncheon recently in honor 

of Mrs. Robert Greer, who is here from Seattle. 
CAMERON. — Mrs. George Cameron entertained at a pretty Iv 

recently, the affair being in L-umj.Hin.-nt to Miss Bather Moreland. 
CHRISTY. — Miss Emilia Christy and her aunt, Mrs. Ashburner, gave a 

luncheon Wednesday at their home on Jackson street, in honor of 

Miss Dorothy Boericke. 
CROCKER. — Mrs. Henry J. Crocker entertained a number of the young 

friends of her debutante daughter, Miss Marion, at a luncheon at her 

home Wednesday. 
DERBY. — Mrs. S. Ilasketh Derby gave a luncheon at her home in Steiner 

street Wednesday, where she entertained about fifty of her friends to 

meet her mother, Mrs. Leary of Richmond, Va, 
FULLER. — Mrs. Lawrence Fuller entertained at an informal luncheon 

recently at the Francises Club, which was followed by a theatre 

party. 
HAMILTON. — Mrs. Alexander 1 [amllton was bust ess at an informal 

luncheon recently given at the home of her mother, Mrs. John D. 

Spreckels on Pacific Avenue. 
HEBBERD. — Mrs. Martha E. Hebberd was hostess at a pretty luncheon 

Wednesday at the Bellevue, followed by bridge. 
HERRICK. — Mrs. Lester Herick was hostess recently at a pretty luncheon 

at her apartment at the Keystone in honor of .Mrs. M'Oracken. 
HOWARD. — Mrs. George Howard was hostess at a luncheon which she 

gave on Wednesday at her Burlingame home for Miss Ethel Crocker. 
HEIATT. — Mrs. Ella Heiatt entertained at a handsomely appointed lunch- 
eon at the Granada recently. 
KEEFE. — Mrs. Edmund Keefe entertained at a handsome luncheon on 

Thursday in honor of Mrs. Edmond Dodge of Oakland. 
McCORMICK. — Mrs. E. O. McCormick has sent out cards for a luncheon. 

to be followed by bridge, Thursday, at her home In Washington street. 
McKINSTRY. — Misb Laura McKinstry was hostess at a handsomely- 
appointe